AleJANDRO ULLOA

Ballet

BIO

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A native of Nicaragua, international freelance artist Alejandro Ulloa began his dance training at the Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Nicaragua under the direction of maestro William Herrera, and launched his professional dance career with the Compañía Ballet de Nicaragua where he quickly became a principal dancer. He was later invited to be part of the contemporary company Danza Contemporánea Universitaria UNAN-Managua. In 2015, Alejandro and Maestro Herrera launched the first-ever ballet and neoclassical ensemble at the Nicaraguan University, where Alejandro became the Cultural Promoter for the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, as well as Director for the “Taller de Líneas Clásicas”. Later that year, he also became co-producer, teacher, and choreographer for Compañía Ballet de Nicaragua, as well as a ballet and contemporary teacher at the Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Nicaragua. Alejandro’s vast repertoire has ranged from classical to contemporary works, and he has worked with a plethora of directors and choreographers. He has appeared as a guest artist for Gainesville Ballet’s production of ​Carmen,​ Danse Etoile’s ​Le Bayadere​ in Costa Rica, Island Moving Company, Thomas Ortiz Dance Company, Neglia Ballet, and Ajkun Ballet Theatre. He has also participated in many festivals, such as Jacob’s Pillow Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, APAP Festival in New York City, Bitef Theater and Terazije Theater in Serbia, the International Ballet Gala in Nicaragua, the 50th anniversary of Universidad de Campeche-Mexico, the 20th Anniversary of Fundacion Ballet de El Salvador, and Great Friends Dance Festival in Newport, Rhode Island among others. In addition, Alejandro was an integral part of the ​Art and Science Unite as Psychological Treatment in Adults and Youth Workshop​, developed by the Yale Hispanic Mental Health Clinic, and​ in 2016 he was awarded the “Artist of International Projection of the Year” by the Nicaraguan Artist Association. Alejandro is currently a soloist with Connecticut Ballet and New England Ballet, and a dance instructor for New Haven Ballet, Connecticut Theater Dance School, Nutmeg Performing Arts Center, New England Ballet, New England Dance Arts, and The Dance Connection. 
Most recently, Alejandro co-founded Connecticut Theater Dance Company in Westport, CT, where he is working to cultivate a dynamic and socially relevant collection of contemporary repertoire as the resident choreographer and a principal dancer with the company.

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