Corps de Ballet
Francisco Preciado joined Silicon Valley Ballet (then known as Ballet San Jose) in 2009 and has performed in the 3rd Movement of Stanton Welch's Clear, the Pas de Trois of Sir Frederick Ashton's Les Rendezvous, Jessica Lang's Eighty One and Jorma Elo's Glow-Stop. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1990, he has been dancing since age 13, beginning his training under the instruction of Andrea Paris, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Ballet Academy.
In 2006 he was awarded a scholarship to The HARID Conservatory, in Boca Raton, Florida, where he trained under the instruction of Svetlana Osiyeva, Victoria Schneider and Olivier Pardina. While at HARID, he danced the roles of Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Basil in Don Quixote, and leads in Raymonda in Hans Van Manen's Songs Without Words. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Fellowship and in 2008 was awarded the Jeannot B. Cerrone Award for excellence in performance. After graduating, he received a scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York. While at Juilliard, he worked with Sidra Bell, Laura Glenn and Stephen Pier.
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