Aaron Renteria



Aaron Renteria joined the Joffrey Ballet in 2016


Mr. Renteria studied under Lola de Ávila and Patrick Armand at the San Francisco Ballet School at age 13, spending three years in the School and two in the Trainee Program. Later, he became a member of the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) company after one year as an apprentice. In the SFB School’s annual showcases and during the Trainee Program, Mr. Renteria’s repertory included George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and Western Symphony; Helgi Tomasson’s Con Brio and Sleeping Beauty; Parrish Maynard’s Fractals; Christopher Wheeldon’s Danses Bohemiennes; and Myles Thatcher’s Spinae and Stone and Steel.


At SFB, Mr. Renteria danced in many ballets, including Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, Caprice, Don Quixote, Giselle, The Fifth Season, and Nutcracker; Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush and Cinderella; George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Symphony in C, and Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet; Yuri Possokhov’s Swimmer and Rite of Spring; and Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces.


Since joining the Joffrey, Mr. Renteria has danced in ballets such as Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet; Christopher Wheeldon’s Fool’s Paradise and The Nutcracker; Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit; Yuri Possokhov’s Bells; and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Mammatus.