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Born in Morelia, Mexico, Ocaranza began his Ballet training at Centro Pro-Ballet de Michoacán. At age 18 he was personally selected by Edward Villella to join the Miami City Ballet School where he graduated after three years working and touring with the company. Ocaranza has performed several Ballets from Choreographers such as George Balanchine, Sir Frederick Ashton, Keneth Mcillan, Rudolph Nureyev, John Cranko, Uwe Scholz, Marco Goecke, Paul Taylor, Anthony Tudor, Will Tucket, Ninette De Valois, Val Caniparoli, Michael Pink and others. He has been awarded scholarships to train with Boston Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. In 2014 he was part of The Carreño Festival under the direction of Jose Manuel Carreño from The American ballet theater. In 2015 he and his partner were “top Twelve” in the Youth American Grand Prix Finals. As a dancer with The Sarasota Ballet, he toured to The New York City Center to Perform in the Fall For Dance Festival of 2016 dancing alongside Alina Cojacaru and Friedman Voguel. In 2017, he joined the Milwaukee Ballet under the direction of Michael Pink. Later in 2021 Ocaranza was Part of Theater Im Pfalzbau Dance festival in Germany as a member of Compañía Nacional de Danza. He is currently a dancer with Ballet RI.

Luis Ocaranza
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