Meet Denis

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bio: Denis Maciel began his dance training in 2009 at the Escola De Dança Alice Arja in Brazil with Alice Arja and Daniela Silva. During his training he participated in many competitions such as Passo de Artes – Brazil, Danzamerica – Argentina, YAGP regional selective in Sao Paulo,Festival international de Cabo Frio – Rio, performing repertoire as Le Corsaire male variation, Paquita male variation, Talismã Pas de Deux, Don quixote Pas deux. In 2012 he was awarded a full scholarship to the Escola de dança do Conservatório Nacional – Lisboa, after competing in Passo de artes Indaiatuba Sao Paulo.
Denis participated in YAGP selective in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 2013.

On 2014 after attending their summer intensive program, he was awarded a full scholarship to Miami City Ballet School, where he trained with Geta Constantinescu and Olivier Pardina and Maria Torija. During his training, he performed George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Etudes and August Bournoville’s Napoli and The Sleeping Beauty puss in boots pas de deux. Denis was also a company member of City Ballet of San Diego, where he featured in Peter Martins’s Hallelujah Junction and Ballet Tucson, where he was featured in Paquita and The Phantom of the Opera. He joined Philadelphia Ballet II for the 2018/2019 season and was promoted to Apprentice for our 2019/2020 season and then to corps de ballet for 2020/2021.


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