Some of his repertory included Basil in Don Quixote, Albrecht in Giselle, leading roles in Allegro Brillante, Paquita, Les Sylphides, the Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, the pas de deux from Coppelia, Le Corsaire,   Diana and Acteon, the Black Swan and the Bluebird from The Sleeping Beauty.

Lopez also danced leading roles in ballets by Maurice Bejart, Rudi Van Dantzig, Hans Van Manen and Nils Christe. With this company, he toured to Argentina, Belgium, Cuba, England, Germany, Holland, Italy and the United States.


Carlos joined American Ballet Theatre in September 2001 and danced as a Soloist from 2003 to 2011. He has worked with Natalia Makarova, Gelsey Kirkland, Anthony Dowell, Alexander Grant, Georgina Parkinson, Anne Marie Holmes, John Neumeier, Donald Mahler, Anna Markar, Maria Calegari, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Nancy Somes, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, Stanton Welch, Christopher Wheeldon, Aszure Barton, Alexei Ratmansky, James Kudelka, Lar Lubovitch, Jorma Elo, William Forsyth, Kirk Peterson, Patrick Corbin and Robert Hill .


His repertoire with ABT includes Iago in Othello, the Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, the Gypsy in Don Quixote, the Portrait in Dorian, Puck in The Dream, the second sailor in Fancy Free, Alain in La Fille mal gardée, Birbanto in Le Corsaire, the lead Pontevedrian dancer, The Maitre D and Nijeus, in The Merry Widow, the Nutcracker-Prince in The Nutcracker, Eros in Sylvia, the Peasant Pas de deux in Giselle, the Profiteer in The Green Table, the Officer in Offenbach in the Underworld, Mercutio and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, the Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Benno in Swan Lake, The Joker in Jeu de Cartes, a Youth in Three Virgins and a Devil, leading roles in Amazed in Burning Dreams, Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra, Petite Mort, Sinfonietta, Dark Elegies, In the Upper Room, Gong, Mozartiana, Company B, Seven sonatas, Dorian, Symphonic Variations, Glow Stop, Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison and workwithinwork and Rabit and Rogue.


In 1996, he won the Silver Medal at the Seventh International Dance Competition in Paris and in 2004, he was awarded the Les Etoiles de Ballet 2000 Prize in Cannes.


As a Guest Artist, he performed with the National Ballet of Georgia in 1996, and in Giselle with the National Ballet of Cuba at the 16th International Ballet Festival in Havana in 1998, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Company. Other guest engagements include those with Ash Contemporary Dance in 2004/2005, and in 1998 dancing with Ballet Etudes of Miami and Capitol Ballet in 2006. In June 2010 he guested in La Bayadère and Sylvia in Espace O.B.S in Japan and in December in The Nutcracker, with the Inoue Ballet Foundation. In 2011 he performed Majisimo with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Mens Stories with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in New York, and the Prince in The Nutcracker with Evansville Ballet, Wausau Dance Theatre and Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. In March of 2012 he performed in  The Sleeping Beauty production with The Ballet Etudes of Connecticut and a new premiere Dwindle with Avi Scher and Dancers.


Carlos has also participated in international ballet galas such as “World Stars Gala” in Budapest, the “International Ballet Festival of Miami”, the “Soirée Internationale pour la Danse” in Monte Carlo, the “Positano Dance Festival” in Italy and “Stars of the 21st Century” in Toronto.


 

          

 


Carlos Lopez was born and raised in Madrid and is currently Principal Guest artist with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico and freelance Dancer in New York. He trained at the Victor Ullate School with Karemia Moreno, Atilio Labis, Zoltan Nagy, Menia Martínez, Lola de Avila and Aurora Bosch, before moving to New York where he perfected his training with Willie Burmann, David Howard, Rinat Imaev, V. Semenov, Lupe Serrano, Guillaume Graffin and Wes Chapman, among others. He joined the Victor Ullate Ballet in 1991, where he remained until 2001, being promoted to Principal Dancer in 1996, during which time he performed the entire repertoire of the Company.

CARLOS LOPEZ

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