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Luis R. Torres

LUIS R. TORRES, of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is in his 11th season with The Washington Ballet. Prior to joining TWB, Mr. Torres was a soloist with Ballet Theatre of Annapolis in Maryland, and performed as a soloist and principal dancer with Ballet Arizona for six seasons. Roles have been created for him by a number of choreographers including Moses Pendleton, Ib Anderson, Dwight Rhoden and Alonzo King. Mr. Torres began his training in Puerto Rico under the direction of Elizabeth Calero before accepting a scholarship transfer to Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Featured roles include Snow King, Drosselmeyer and Anacostian Man in The Nutcracker, Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, Lord Capulet in Romeo + Juliet, Captain Hook in Peter Pan and the Cheshire Cat in the world premiere of ALICE (in wonderland). Mr. Torres received a BA in dance and psychology from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing his MFA at George Mason University.