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Johan Mancebo (Dominican Republic) – foto credit: TBS, fotograf: Ovidiu Matiu

Introducing Johan Mancebo

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Johan began his dance studies at 9 years old. He was a part of the first promotion of male dancers graduating from the National Dance School of the Dominican Republic.

Johan participated in the Cuballet Summer Intensive in 2011, and won the bronze medal in the pas de deux category in the 21st Century Panama 2013 Competition.

A former dancer of Dominican National Ballet, Johan has been a guest artist with the company Coda 21 of Puerto Rico for their production Alice in Wonderland in 2014. He also was a part of the Washington Ballet Studio Company in 2015, performing in many productions including Sleeping Beauty, the world premiere of Sleepy Hollow, Alice to Wonderland and Swan Lake.

Johan has been a part of various ballet Galas including Concrete Benefit Gala Gala – Torrado 2016, XXI San Sebastian International Dance Day Gala 2017, Guest dancer in the choreography “IRHEKI” by Jon Ugarriza, 50th Anniversary Velatia. Royal theater of Madrid 2018, III V gala „To Colmenar scene” 2016, 2018, Closing Gala competition Castellón 2016, Segovia in dance 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

He then moved to Madrid with a scholarship to continue his studies for four years in 2015. He is a graduate teacher in pedagogy of the Cuban Ballet School by the Alicia Alonso Dance Institute in Spain. Here Johan won the award for interpretation for the years 2015 – 2019 for his talent as a dancer. He danced with the company Madrid’s Great Chamber Ballet where he performed soloist roles such as: Colas in La Fille Mal Gardeé, Albretch in Giselle, Franz in Coppelia, James in La Sylphide, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Acteon, Jean De Brienne in Raymonda, Prince in The Nutcracker, Basil in Don Quixote among others.

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Johan is a keen performer also of dance styles such as bachata, salsa, merengue. He enjoys to relax with friends over a cold beer and his favourite dance role is Acteon.

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