Diego Cruz (© Chris Hardy)
Joined in 2006.
Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Diego Cruz trained at the Emilia Bailo Dance School, Escuela Municipal de Danza in Zaragoza, Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila, and San Francisco Ballet School prior to joining the Company in 2006.
Cruz’s repertory includes featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Wilfrid, pas de cinq), Nutcracker (Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Jack-in-the-Box, and Little Bear), and The Sleeping Beauty (pas de six); Balanchine’s “Emeralds” (pas de trois), Symphony in C (first movement demi-soloist) and Theme and Variations (demi-soloist); Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid (Shadow); and Welch’s Naked (soloist).
He has also danced in Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, The Fifth Season, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, Romeo & Juliet, and Swan Lake; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Balanchine’s Coppélia, “Diamonds,” “Rubies,” and Stravinsky Violin Concerto; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; de Mille’s Rodeo; Morris’ Beaux, A Garden, and Sandpaper Ballet; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, Firebird, Fusion, and The Rite of Spring; Robbins’ Glass Pieces and West Side Story Suite; Taylor’s Changes; Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Number Nine, and Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.
As a guest artist, Cruz danced the pas de six from La Vivandiere at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, in 2011; performed with M and Company in the Flower Festival in Cologne, Germany, and Poland in 2009 and 2010; danced the pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty for the Studio Showcase at Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila in Zaragoza, Spain, in 2008 and at the Flower Festival in 2009; performed at the Inaugural Gala for the Zaragoza Expo in Zaragoza, Spain, in 2008; and danced a principal role in Bournonville’s La Sylphide in a festival at Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila in Zaragoza, Spain, in 2006.