Mauro Villanueva joined The Joffrey Ballet as an apprentice in 2000 and was promoted to full company member in 2002.
Born and raised in Texas, he began his dance training in San Antonio first with Shawn Knife and then with Buddy and Susan Trevino. He attended The Joffrey’s San Antonio and Nutmeg Conservatory’s summer workshops before finishing his studies at the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, Connecticut.
Since joining The Joffrey, Mr. Villanueva has performed in many ballets including Cinderella (Prince), Confetti, Dark Elegies, Giselle (Albrect), The Green Table, Laurencia Pas d’Action, Les Presages, Motown Suite, Les Noces, Romeo and Juliet, Round of Angels, Square Dance, Suite Saint Saëns, Tensile Involvement, Viva Vivaldi, and A Wedding Bouquet.
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