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Soloists

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

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2006
    Promoted to soloist in 2020

    Photo: Diego Cruz in Ratmansky's Piano Concerto #1 // © Erik Tomasson

Tomasson

Caprice (originated)

Concerto Grosso

Don Quixote (Sancho Panza, 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

 

Balanchine

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

Diamonds

Emeralds (Pas de trois)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck and Divertissement ensemble)

Prodigal Son

Rubies

Scotch Symphony (Soloist men)

Stars & Stripes (Men’s Regiment)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto

Symphony in C (1st movement demi-soloist)

Theme and Variations (Demi-soloist and soloist)

 

Bubeníček

Fragile Vessels (originated)

 

Fokine

Petrouchka (Groom and Devil)

 

Forsythe

Artifact Suite

Pas/Parts 2016 (originated)

 

Lander

Etudes (excerpt) (Gentlemen)

 

Lifar

Suite en Blanc

 

MacMillan

Concerto (Pas de deux)

 

Marston

Snowblind

 

de Mille

Rodeo

 

Millepied

The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two

 

Morris

Beaux

Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes

A Garden

Maelstrom

Sandpaper Ballet

 

Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (Officers and Shadows)

 

Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

 

Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)

Salome (originated a Hostages role)

 

Possokhov

Classical Symphony

Diving into the Lilacs

Firebird

Fusion

Swimmer

The Rite of Spring

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

 

Ratmansky

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

 

Robbins

Glass Pieces

West Side Story Suite

 

Scarlett

Die Toteninsel (originated)

Frankenstein (Henry Clerval and ensemble)

Hummingbird (originated)

 

Taylor

Changes

 

Thatcher

Ghost in the Machine (originated)

Manifesto

 

Welch

Bespoke

Naked (soloist)

 

Wheeldon

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

Ghosts (Demi-soloist)

Number Nine

Rush

Within the Golden Hour (Soloist)

 

Zanella

Underskin

  • Danced Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso at Fall for Dance at New York City Center, October 2017.
  • Performed at Gala Despertares in Guadalahara, Mexico, in August 2016.
  • Danced in the 2015 film of 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 Bournonville’s La Sylphide at the Florida Classical Ballet’s Gala in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May/June 2014.
  • Performed pas de six from La Vivandiere at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 2011.
  • Performed in the Flower Festival, Diego and Stufen (Mateo Klemmayer) with M and Company in Germany and Poland, 2009 and 2010.
  • Performed Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty for Studio Showcase at Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila in Zaragoza, Spain, 2008, and Flower Festival, 2009.
  • Performed at the Inaugural Gala for the Zaragoza Expo in Zaragoza, Spain, 2008.
  • Performed the principal role in La Sylphide in a festival at Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila in Zaragoza, Spain, 2006.

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.