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Inaky Urlezaga (Choreography)

He began his dance lessons at an early age in his city, La Plata, and readily enters the Art Institute of the Colón theatre in Buenos Aires.
For your average ten (10) wins a scholarship of improvement in The School of American Ballet, where he remains a full year.
His professional career began in 1991 as Principal Dancer the Argentinean Theatre of La Plata, and in July 1993, entered International competition for the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, assuming the roles of Principal Dancer.
In March 1995, he is invited by Mr. Anthony Dowel to joined the
Royal Ballet in London and as Principal Dancer of the company
occurs during 1995-2005 in all annual seasons the Covent Garden Royal Opera House
In October 2005 he is invited by Mr Ted Brandsen and joins as Principal Guest dancer at the Dutch National Ballet Dancer (Netherlands). His official debut was on April 4, 2006 with Swan Lake. Since then, he comes in every season the company performed in the Het Muziektheater Opera House.
During his career he has danced on some of the world ́s most important international stages and festivals., as The Covent Garden Royal Opera House, Het Muziektheater Opera House, Metropolitan Opera House de New York, Bolshoi Theatre de Moscú, Mariinsky Theatre de Lenningrado; Alla Scalla de Milan, Colón Theatre of Buenos Aires; N.K Hall de Japan; World Ballet Festival of Tokyo, Japan; Lincoln Center Festival, United Estates; The Ashton Celebration, USA; Gala des Etoiles de Montreal, Canada; Vail International Dance Festival, Colorado USA; International Ballet Stars of Ohio, USA, Festival Diaghilev, Russia, Gala Award Príncipe de Asturias, Spain; Gala the Stars of Theatre Real de Madrid, Spain; Festival International Ballet of Cremona, Italia; Gala Tribute a Rudolf Nureyev at Scalla di Milano, Italia; Galas de Stars of XXI century, Paris France; Festival International of Ballet of Habana, Cuba; Festival International of Ballet Edinburg, Scotland, and several others.
In addition to his roles as Etoile international, in 2000 he creates his Argentinean Ballet Company, “Ballet concert” with which has been presented at renowned stages and international festivals in Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa; some of them are Gerald Ford Amphitheatre Denver, United States of America; Aronoff Theatre – Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Tribeca Performing Arts Center, United States; Kifisia Theatre, Athens, Greece; Rialto Theatre, Limassol, Cyprus; Municipal Theater of Larnaca, Cyprus; Municipal Theatre of Strovolos, Cyprus; Theatre Vanemuine, Estonia; Cairo Opera House,Egypt; Alexandria Opera House, Egypt; Damascus Opera House, Syria; Ravenna Festival, Italy; Invito alla Danza Festival, Rome, Italy; Theatre Comunale Francesco Cilea in Reggio Calabria, Italy; Theatre Verdi in Terni, Italy; Theatre Fraschini, Italy; Summer Opera Festival of Castle Romeo-Montecchio, Italy; Theatre Comunale Giuseppe Verdi – Gorizia, Italy; – Mestre Toniolo Theatre, Italy; Theater Morlacchi-Perugia, Italy; Academy Theatre Conegliano, Italy; Theater Rossini-Civitanova Marche, Italy; Theater Ente Fiera Vicenza Dance Festival, Theater Alfieri in Asti, Italy; Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand; Grand Theatre, Shanghai; International Festival of art, Shanghai; Municipal Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand; Municipal Theater of Dunedin, New Zealand; Festival Milenni at theTheater Tivoli in Barcelona, Spain. Theater Arriaga of Bilbao; Auditorio Baluarte in Pamplona, Spain; Municipal Theatre of Roquetas de Mar, Spain; Theatre of Madrid, Spain; New theatre Apollo, Spain; Katara Drama Theatre, Qatar; DUCTAC, Dubái, Korea Expo 2012; Theater Colón of Buenos Aires; Theater Solís of Montevideo, Uruguay; Theatre Colsubsidio Bogota, Colombia; National Theatre of Guatemala; National Theater of Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana; National Theater in Managua, Nicaragua National Theatre of Panama, Panamá; Museum of the Nation in Lima, Peru; Festival Internacional de Trujillo, Perú; National Theatre of Quito, Ecuador, Auditorio National, Mexico and so on.

As Principal Dancer has developed an extensive repertoire: Swans Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Winter Dreams, Anastasia, Sinfonietta, Scene de Ballet, Dances Concertantes, Symphonic Variations, The Judas tree, New Bintley Ballet, Songs of the Earth, Giselle, Ondine, Serenade, Spartacus monotones, Carmen, Remanso, Mozart, La fille Malle Gardee, Raymonda, Eugene Onegin, La Sylphide, The Bayedere, Le Corsaire, Paquita, Gloria Birthday Offering, Symphony in C, The Lile garden, Gaite Parisienne, Walpurgis Night, Valses, Suite en blanc, Coppelia, perseverance, Pavanne for a Dead Princess, The Prince of the Pagodas, Tchaikovski Pas de Deux, La Esmeralda, Sylvia, Rhapsody, Towards Poetry, Combat, Dance Graduate, Ractime, wizard child, Carmina Burana, Interplay, Bolero (Music: M. Ravel), Pampeana, Destination Buenos Aires (Tango) Tango in gray, Five Tango, Apollo and aunts, Games, Floralis, La Traviata, God pay it, among many others.
Iñaki Urlezaga is elected by the BMG to record in Philadelphia, USA, the video «The Day that you love me” /»El Día que me quieras» with Michael Bolton and Raul Di Blasio.
In 2003 as the same time in his career as Principal dancer he began his career as choreographer creating ballets that have received excellent praise of specialized press, and have been performed at international festivals “La Traviata” Music by G. Verdi; «Romeo y Julieta» Music Prokofiev; “Sylvia“ Music by L. Delibes, “Floralis” Music by S. Prokofiev; «Chopin Tales» Music by F. Chopin, “Nutcracker”.Music by Tchaicowsky, «God pay it»; «Swan Lake» Giselle; «Don Quixote»
His choreographic productions have been presented with great success at the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, Solís Theater in Montevideo, Vail International Dance Festival, the Montreal Star Gala, Egypt Cairo Opera House, Madrid Theater, Verdi Theater in Italy, including other sstages.
During 2013, the Presidency of Argentina called to Iñaki Urlezaga to found the first National Ballet, and he was his artistic director until December 2017.
During 2018 Iñaki Urlezaga made a worldwide farewell tour as dancer; and in this year 2019 Mr Urlezaga was called by Russia, San Petersburg, where he will prepare and present his choreography for La Dame de Pique, in special celebration of the 225th birthday anniversary of Pushkin (working here with Mr. Ezio Frigerio and Mrs. Franca Squarciapino) for the premiere in the Alexandrinski Theatre, and then in the Mariinsky Theatre (december 2019) and Bolshoi Theater (may 2020)
Awards received:

First special award in the Latin American competition of Ballet (1990), Silver medalat the International Ballet competition in Paris (1992)

Medal and three special mentions at the International Ballet competition of Moscow (1993), first prize in the arts and in The Sciences of Coca-Cola (1994),

Best dancer of the year, awarded by the critics of Mexico (1999)

Critic’s Circle Dance Awards 2000 – Best Male Dancer of the Year 2000 (2001), Foundation Award Konex (2002),

María Ruanova ́s Award to the best Argentinean dancer (2003)

Critic ́s Circle Dance Awards 2004

Best Male Dancer of the year 2004 (2005)

Les Etoiles de Ballet 2000. Cannes (2006)

Positano Award 2006 price to Excellence, in Italy.

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