Dylan Gutierrez joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2009. He was trained in Los Angeles under the direction of his mother, Andrea Paris-Gutierrez at the Los Angeles Ballet Academy.Mr. Gutierrez was a Music Center Spotlight awards semi-finalist in 2006 and placed in the top six at the Youth American Grand Prix finals in New York for three consecutive years. He was also an ABT National Training Scholar in 2004 and 2006.In 2006, he trained at The Royal Ballet School with a full tuition scholarship and sponsorship from HSBC, from which he graduated with Honours and received the Cyril Beaumont Award. Mr. Gutierrez performed lead roles in the Concerto Pas de deux by Kenneth MacMillan, Gallantries by David Bintley and Unwritten by Natalie Weir. The Pas de deux from Suite Classique by Petal Miller Ashmole was created on him, and performed in Palermo, Sicily, Orange County, California, and Dresden, Germany.In 2008, Mr. Gutierrez was named one of two apprentices with the San Francisco Ballet and made his professional debut at the age of 18 in George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments. He also danced the Arabian and Mouse King in Helgi Tomasson's Nutcracker. During San Francisco Ballet's 2009 season he danced in Helgi Tomasson's Prism, Jerome Robbins' The Concert, George Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jerome Robbins' West Side Story Suite and George Balanchine's Jewels.Since joining The Joffrey Ballet in 2009, Mr. Gutierrez has danced many principal roles such as Basilio and Espada in Yuri Possokhov's Don Quixote, Solor in Stanton Welch's La Bayadere, Romeo in Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet, and Prince Siegfried in The Joffrey Ballet's first ever production of Swan Lake, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Dylan has also danced a variety of Balanchine Ballets including Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Allegro Brilliante, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto Aria 2. His contemporary repertoire consists of the Ed Watson role in Wayne McGregor's Infra, Christopher Wheeldon's Continuum, Obey Thee Pas de Deux in Edwaard Liang's Age of Innocence, and Othello the Moor in Lar Lubovitch's groundbreaking production of Othello.
In 2014, he was named one of Dance Magazine's "Top 25 Breakout Stars of 2014."Mr. Gutierrez loves editing his own videos for his popular YouTube page and promoting a "Young + Cultured" lifestyle in hopes that he can inspire others who may have reservations about following their artistic dreams.
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