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Corps de Ballet

Diego Cruz

Diego Cruz

Biography

  • Born

    Zaragoza, Spain

  • Training

    Emilia Bailo Dance School
    Escuela Municipal de Danza
    Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2006

Helgi Tomasson

Caprice (originated)

Concerto Grosso

Don Quixote (Sancho Panza at student matinee, Seguidilla, Fandango, and Gypsies)

The Fifth Season

Giselle (Peasant pas de cinq, Wilfred, and Peasants)

Haffner Symphony (soloist)

Nutcracker (Jack-in-the-Box, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and Bear)

On a Theme of Paganini

Prism

Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio, Acrobats, and Capulet Men)

The Sleeping Beauty (Polonaise and Pas de Six/Cavaliers)

Swan Lake (Aristocrats, Peasants, Czardas corps, and Neapolitan)

Trio

 

George Balanchine

Coppélia (Villagers, Grooms, Dolls, and War and Discord corps)

Diamonds

Emeralds (pas de trois)

Prodigal Son

Rubies

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C (1st movement demi-soloist)

Theme and Variations (demi-soloist and soloist)

 

Jiri Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels (originated)

 

Michel Fokine

Petrouchka (Groom and Devil)

 

William Forsythe

Artifact Suite

Pas/Parts 2016 (originated)

 

Harald Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Gentlemen)

 

Serge Lifar

Suite en Blanc

 

Kenneth MacMillan

Concerto (pas de deux)

 

Cathy Marston

Snowblind

 

Agnes de Mille

Rodeo

 

Benjamin Millepied

The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two

 

Mark Morris

Beaux

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

A Garden

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

John Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Officers and Shadows)

 

Justin Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

 

Arthur Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

Salome (originated a Hostages' role)

 

Yuri Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Diving into the Lilacs

Firebird

Fusion

Swimmer

The Rite of Spring

“… two united in a single soul…” (originated)

 

Alexei Ratmansky

Chamber Symphony, Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1 in Shostakovich Trilogy

 

Jerome Robbins

Glass Pieces

West Side Story Suite

 

Liam Scarlett

Die Toteninsel (originated)

Frankenstein (Henry Clerval and ensemble)

Hummingbird (originated)

 

Paul Taylor

Changes

 

Myles Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine (originated)

Manifesto

 

Stanton Welch

Naked (soloist)

 

Christopher Wheeldon

Cinderella (Benjamin, Autumn/Spirit of Mystery, Autumn corps, and Courtiers)

Ghosts (demi-soloist)

Number Nine

Rush

Within the Golden Hour (soloist)

 

Renato Zanella

Underskin

  • Danced Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso at Fall for Dance at New York City Center, 2017.
  • Performed at Gala Despertares in Guadalahara, Mexico, 2016.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Capulet Men) in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.
  • Danced the pas de deux from August Bournonville’s La Sylphide at the Florida Classical Ballet Gala, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2014.
  • Performed pas de six from Vivandiere at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, 2011.

Q&A

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

I love the third act officer costumes in Neumeier's The Little Mermaid because they look sharp and are extremely comfortable.

WHAT'S YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A DANCER? WHY?

Any time our audiences appreciate the hard work that goes into a performance and any time my family can come see me dance.

I LOVE SAN FRANCISCO BECAUSE...

Of my friends--they are my second family. Also, the city is beautiful.