Aaron Renteria

Corona, California

Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2016


Aaron Renteria studied under Lola de Ávila and Patrick Armand at the San Francisco Ballet School at age 13, spending three years in the School and two in the Trainee Program. Later, he became a member of the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) company after one year as an apprentice. In the SFB School’s annual showcases and during the Trainee Program, Renteria’s repertory included George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and Western Symphony; Helgi Tomasson’s Con Brio and Sleeping Beauty; Parrish Maynard’s Fractals; Christopher Wheeldon’s Danses Bohemiennes; and Myles Thatcher’s Spinae and Stone and Steel.

At SFB, he danced in many ballets, including Helgi Tomasson’s Concerto Grosso, Caprice, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Giselle, The Fifth Season, and The Nutcracker; Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush and Cinderella; George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Symphony in C, and Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet; Serge Leifar’s Suite en Blanc; and Yuri Possokhov’s SwimmerFirebird, and Rite of Spring.

Since joining the Joffrey, Renteria has danced in ballets such as Jerome Robbins’ Interplay and Glass Pieces; First Theme in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments; Nicholas Blanc’s Beyond the Shore; Andrew McNicol’s Yonder Blue; Ballroom Manager in Yuri Possokhov’s Anna Karenina; Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet; Christopher Wheeldon’s Fool’s Paradise and The Nutcracker; Alexander Ekman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit; Yuri Possokhov’s Bells; and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Mammatus.