Biography



A native of Santiago, Chile. Mr. Moraga began his career with the Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Chile (BAFONA). At the age of 19 he started his ballet training at the school of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago where he studied with Marta Hertz, Rosita Rivano, Eliana Azocar and Claudio Muñoz. During that time he was awarded Third Prize in the First "Elena Poliakova" National Ballet Competition held in Viña del Mar, Chile.
Mr. Moraga soon joined Ballet de Santiago as a member of the Corps de Ballet under the direction of Luz Lorca and quickly rose to the rank of Soloist under the direction of Marcia Haydée.
He also represented the company at international dance galas such as the "Fourth International Gala latino Americana de Ballet" in Asuncion, Paraguay, the "Fifth National Dance Contest", organized by the Paraguayan Dance Council, Asuncion, Paraguay, and the "First Latin American Dance Encounter", organized in La Paz, Bolivia.
At the invitation of Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. Mr. Moraga joined Houston Ballet in 1997 and went to be featured in many new works and world premieres. In 2003 moved on to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre under the direction of Terry Orr and in 2005 joined Ballet Florida under the direction of Marie Hale.
His repertoire includes principal roles in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Ronald Hynd's Papillon, The Merry Widow and Diable a Quatre, Jaime Pinto's Don Quixote, Fenix, and Emociones (which was created for Mr. Moraga) Harold Lander's Etudes, Ben Stevenson's Cinderella, Swan Lake, Cleopatra, Dracula, The Nutcracker, Snow Maiden, Five Poems (World Premiere), Esmeralda and Four Last Songs, George Balanchine's Four Temperaments, Divertimento #15 and Tchaikovsky Pas, Trey McIntyre Second Before the ground and Bounce, Paul Taylor’s Company B and Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances.
Mr. Moraga performed as guest artist with different companies around the world and teaching for many ballet schools, universities and ballet companies including in 2011-12 the Artistic Directionship of Theatre of Ballet Arts and Ballet Arts Academy in Bristol Virginia. Also, as Ballet Master in the Dance Department at ETSU (East Tennessee State University) in Johnson City, Tennessee USA.
Mr. Moragain between 2015-19 Mr. Moraga was the Ballet Master at Ballet Chemnitz in Sachsen, Germany.
He is also a certified PBT (Progressing Ballet Technique) instructor.






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  • EDUCATION

  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • REPERTOIRE

  • CHOREOGRAPHY


 
1988-90 School of Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile
1978-85 School of Arts. San Bernardo, Chile

Companies

 

Teaching Experience

 
2005-08 Principal - Ballet Florida - directed by Marie Hale 2015-19 Ballet Master at Ballet Chemnitz, Sachsen. DE
2003-04 Soloist - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - directed by Terrence Orr 2013-15 Ballet Master at TSC Ibbenbüren. DE
1997-03 Soloist - Houston Ballet - directed by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. 2013-14 Guest Ballet Master at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg. DE
1996 Soloist - Ballet de Santiago - directed by Ivan Nagy 2013 Guest Ballet Master at Theater Dessau. DE
1993 Soloist - Ballet de Santiago - directed by Marcia Haydée 2012-15 Ballet Master, Professional Training Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf. DE
1991 Corps de Ballet - Ballet de Santiago - directed by Luz Lorca 2011-12 Artistic Director, Theatre of Ballet Arts, VA. USA
1990 3rd Prize at the 1st Dance Competition "Elena Poliakova", Chile 2011-12 Director of Ballet Arts Academy, VA. USA
1989 Ballet Contemporaneo de Santiago - directed by Mario Bugueño 2010-12 Ballet Master, ETSU (East Tennessee State University) TN. USA
1986-87 National Ballet Folkloric of Chile (Bafona) 2010-11 Ballet Master at Kingsport Ballet, TN. USA
    2010 Ballet Master at the Summer Workshop at Kingsport Ballet, TN. USA
    2009-10 Ballet Master at Dancetown Miami and Boynton Beach, FL. USA
    2007-09 Ballet Master at Jupiter Dance Academy, FL. USA
  2008-09 Ballet Master at the Academy of Ballet Florida, FL. USA
  2004-05 Ballet Instructor Orange County High School of the Arts, CA. USA
  2004-05 Ballet Instructor at Pacific Coast Academy of Dance, CA. USA
  2004 Co-founder and Ballet Master of Danse Conservatory, CA. USA


CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE

MODERN - CONTEMPORARY REPERTOIRE

   

Ballet

Choreographer

Role(s)

Ballet

Choreographer

Role(s)

 
Aladdin Egon Madsen Aladdin All Americans Lila York  
Alice in Wonderland Ben Stevenson Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit A Taste of an Orange Armando Duarte Pas de Deux
A Midsummer Night's Dream G. Balanchine Oberon, Demetrius Anne Frank Mauricio Wainrot Herr Frank
Cinderella Ben Stevenson Prince, Jester, Stepsister Ballad of You and Me Lynne Taylor
Cinderella Vicente Nebrada Prince Bello Dominic Walsh
Cleopatra Ben Stevenson Marc Antony, Caesar Bound Trey McIntyre
Coppelia Ben Stevenson Dr. Copellius Brusers Stanton Welch
Divertimento # 15 G. Balanchine First Couple Company B Paul Taylor Another You
Don Quixote Jaime Pinto Basilio Dolcemente Dominic Walsh
Eugene Onegin John Cranko Lenski Duo Armando Duarte Duo
Esmeralda Ben Stevenson Pas de Deux El Reto Hilda Riveros Gallero
Etudes Harold Landers Principals Emociones Jaime Pinto Pas de Deux (for Mr. Moraga)
Firebird Marcia Haydée Elemental Brubeck Lar Lubovitch
Five Poems Ben Stevenson 2nd Mov. (World Premiere) Fenix Jaime Pinto Fenix
Four Last Songs Ben Stevenson 1st Movement Ghost Dances Christopher Bruce Ghost, Indian Boy
Four Temperaments G. Balanchine Phlegmatic, 1st Pas de Deux Here, in this Moment Armando Duarte Solo (created for Mr. Moraga)
Giselle Ivan Nagy Albrecht, Peasant Pas Hungry Heart Derek Deane World Premiere
Le Diable a Quatre Ronald Hynd Mazourki Illusion of Separations Dominic Walsh
Our Waltzes Vicente Nebrada Oxidized Waltz Percussion for Six Men Vicente Nebrada Cymbals (pirouettes)
Papillon Ronald Hynd Bijan Second Before the Ground Trey McIntyre
Romeo and Juliet John Cranko Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio Straight Life Matjash Mrozewski World Premiere
Snow Maiden Ben Stevenson Father Frost, Villager (Soloist) Streetcar Called Desire Mauricio Wainrot Mitch
Swan Lake Ben Stevenson Pas de Trois, Neapolitan Tiempo de Percusion Hilda Riveros Duo
The Golden Slave Jaime Pinto Golden Slave      
The Merry Widow Ronald Hynd The Maître D'      
The Nutcracker Ben Stevenson Prince, Cavalier      
The Three Musketeers Andre Prokovsky Athos      
Three Preludes Ben Stevenson Pas de Deux      
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux G. Balanchine Pas de Deux      

Titles

Companies

 
2014 Das Gleis (duo) Dimensions Dance Company
2014 Mozart's Requiem (full length) Dimensions Dance Company
2013 In Between (duo) Dimensions Dance Company
2013 Sonata for Two (duo) Dimensions Dance Company
2012 Euphoria (duo) Dimensions Dance Company
2012 Angels (trio) Trinity Art Center, TN. USA
2012 Waters (trio) East Tennessee State University, TN. USA
2012 Too Late to Tango (duo) East Tennessee State University, TN. USA
2012 In this Moment (solo) Theatre of Ballet Arts, VA. USA
2012 Black Violin (solo) Theatre of Ballet Arts, VA. USA
2011 The Nutcracker (full length) Theatre of Ballet Arts, VA. USA
2011 Under the Sea (full length) Theatre of Ballet Arts, VA. USA
2011 Romeo and Juliet (pas de deux) City Youth Ballet, TN. USA
2010 Play in Three (solo) For YAGP competition, TN. USA
2010 Kaos (group) Dancetown, FL. USA
2009 La Nozze de Figaro (opera) Palm Beach Opera, FL. USA