Christine Rocas joined The Joffrey Ballet in August 2005 after dancing with Ballet Manila in the Philippines. While there, Ms. Rocas had the opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy), Le Corsaire (Medora), La Bayadere (Nikiya), Swan Lake (Odette/Odile), Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird pas de deux), and Don Quixote (Dryad Queen).Prior to joining The Joffrey Ballet, Ms. Rocas participated and won several prestigious awards from differing international ballet competitions. In August 2003, she received a finalist certificate in the Junior Division of the 9th Asian Pacific International Ballet Competition in Tokyo, Japan. She was also chosen as a full scholar in the 2004 Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2005, she participated in the Helsinki International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland, where she became a semi-finalist in the junior division. Additionally during that year, she received the Arpino Award and was also the silver medalist in the New York International Ballet Competition.Since joining the Joffrey, Ms. Rocas has performed in Apollo, Cinderella (Cinderella and Summer Fairy), The Dream, Giselle (Giselle), The Green Table, Light Rain, Les Presages, The Nutcracker, In the Night, Reflections, Pretty Ballet, Crossed, Age of Innocence, After the Rain, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Romeo & Juliet and The Merry Widow.
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