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George De La Pena

Chair at the University of Iowa Department of Dance

Artistic Director Joffrey Ballet School, New York 2008-2010. Soloist with American Ballet Theater where he danced many principal roles and worked with some of the greatest choreographers of our time. He trained at The School of American Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet School, and American Ballet Theater School. He continues to teach throughout the United States.

Some of his other credits include Principal roles on Broadway and numerous film and television projects.
BROADWAY; WOMAN OF THE YEAR, ON YOUR TOES, CATS, THE RED SHOES (Drama Desk Nomination), CHRONICLE OF A DEATH, FORETOLD (Drama League Award)
THEATER: AUNT DAN AND LEMON; ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN…, (DramaLogue Award) DRACULA THE CHEKHOV PROJECT for LINCOLN CENTER
FILM: NIJINSKY, KUFFS, BRAIN DONORS, THE TURNING POINT, RED HOT. ONE LAST DANCE with Patrick Swayze
TELEVISION: L.A. LAW, MURDER SHE WROTE, JACK’S PLACE, THE MARSHALL CHRONICLES, THE FLAMINGO KID., STAR TREK, NEXT GENERATION

Some of the choreographers he has worked with include:
George Balanchine (Sleeping Beauty; Paquita; Valse Fantasie)
Jerome Robbins (Les Noces; Fancy Free)
Twyla Tharp (I’ll do Anything, Sony Pictures; Push Comes To Shove, ABT)
Antony Tudor (Jardin aux Lilas; Shadowplay; Romeo & Juliet; Pillar of Fire)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (The Nutcracker; Don Quixote; Giselle)
Mark Morris (Nixon in China)
Glen Tetley (Le Sacre du Printemps; Pierot Lunaire)
Kenneth MacMillan (Jeux; Le Sacre du Printemps)
Agnes DeMille (Rodeo; Texas Fourth)
Andre Eglevsky (Coppelia; Sleeping Beauty)
Peter Martins (On Your Toes)
Donald Saddler (On Your Toes)
Gillian Lynne (CATS)
Lar Lubovitch (The Red Shoes)
Graciela Daniele (Chronicle of a Death, Foretold; Old Man w/Enormous Wings)
Martha Clarke (Vers la Flamme; Hans Christian Andersen; Vienna Lusthaus)
Paul Taylor (Airs)
Yurek Lazowsky (Petrouchka)
Dmitri Romanoff (Les Sylphides)
Erik Bruhn (La Sylphide)
Rudolf Nureyev (Raymonda)
Anton Dolin (Spectre de la Rose)
Herbert Ross (The Maids)
Dwight Rhoden (One Last Dance)
Doug Varone (One Last Dance)
Alonzo King (One Last Dance)
Lila York (One Last Dance)GEORGE DE LA PEÑA Chair at the University of Iowa Department of Dance. Artistic Director Joffrey Ballet School, New York 2008-2010. Soloist with American Ballet Theater where he danced many principal roles and worked with some of the greatest choreographers of our time. He trained at The School of American Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet School, and American Ballet Theater School. He continues to teach throughout the United States.

Some of his other credits include Principal roles on Broadway and numerous film and television projects.
BROADWAY; WOMAN OF THE YEAR, ON YOUR TOES, CATS, THE RED SHOES (Drama Desk Nomination), CHRONICLE OF A DEATH, FORETOLD (Drama League Award)
THEATER: AUNT DAN AND LEMON; ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN…, (DramaLogue Award) DRACULA THE CHEKHOV PROJECT for LINCOLN CENTER
FILM: NIJINSKY, KUFFS, BRAIN DONORS, THE TURNING POINT, RED HOT. ONE LAST DANCE with Patrick Swayze
TELEVISION: L.A. LAW, MURDER SHE WROTE, JACK’S PLACE, THE MARSHALL CHRONICLES, THE FLAMINGO KID., STAR TREK, NEXT GENERATION

Some of the choreographers he has worked with include:
George Balanchine (Sleeping Beauty; Paquita; Valse Fantasie)
Jerome Robbins (Les Noces; Fancy Free)
Twyla Tharp (I’ll do Anything, Sony Pictures; Push Comes To Shove, ABT)
Antony Tudor (Jardin aux Lilas; Shadowplay; Romeo & Juliet; Pillar of Fire)
Mikhail Baryshnikov (The Nutcracker; Don Quixote; Giselle)
Mark Morris (Nixon in China)
Glen Tetley (Le Sacre du Printemps; Pierot Lunaire)
Kenneth MacMillan (Jeux; Le Sacre du Printemps)
Agnes DeMille (Rodeo; Texas Fourth)
Andre Eglevsky (Coppelia; Sleeping Beauty)
Peter Martins (On Your Toes)
Donald Saddler (On Your Toes)
Gillian Lynne (CATS)
Lar Lubovitch (The Red Shoes)
Graciela Daniele (Chronicle of a Death, Foretold; Old Man w/Enormous Wings)
Martha Clarke (Vers la Flamme; Hans Christian Andersen; Vienna Lusthaus)
Paul Taylor (Airs)
Yurek Lazowsky (Petrouchka)
Dmitri Romanoff (Les Sylphides)
Erik Bruhn (La Sylphide)
Rudolf Nureyev (Raymonda)
Anton Dolin (Spectre de la Rose)
Herbert Ross (The Maids)
Dwight Rhoden (One Last Dance)
Doug Varone (One Last Dance)
Alonzo King (One Last Dance)
Lila York (One Last Dance)

Events

Master Class 2011
Young Stars of Ballet 2011
Master Class 2013
Evening with the Stars 2013