Pelaez Jekyns

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

Jekyns Pelaez began his studies at Incolballet in his birthplace of Cali, Colombia. He danced with Ballet De Cali, Ballet Arizona, Chautauqua Ballet, Ohio Ballet, Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley and others before joining Diablo Ballet. He has also toured extensively throughout the United States, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba (XIII Festival de Ballet de la Habana), and appeared at the International Children’s Festival. His repertoire includes The Nutcracker, Carmen, Cinderella, Lilac Garden, Rodeo, Giselle, Don Quixote, Carmina Burana, Serenade, La Fille Mal Gardee, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Flames of Paris, Napoli, Le Corsaire, Esplanade, and Hymn for Her. Since joining Diablo Ballet in 2003, he has danced the title role in George Balanchine\\\\\\\'s Apollo, Pas de Deux from Stars and Stripes and Who Cares, Val Caniparoli\\\\\\\'s Lady of the Camellias Pas de Deux and Cinderella Pas de Deux, KT Nelson\\\\\\\'s They’ve Lost Their Footing, The Escaping Game, Walk before Talk and The Petites and the Latin Couple in Lynn Taylor-Corbett\\\\\\\'s Broadway Award Winning Swing. Mr. Pelaez appeared as a non-competing partner at the 2006 International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.

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  • Diablo Ballet
    Walnut Creek