Artist in Residence (AIR)

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Artist in Residence

ALEXANDER ÁLVAREZ SILVESTRE

Alexander Álvarez Silvestre was born in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 15, he moved to Puerto Rico with his family. He graduated from the Jose Julian Acosta Theater Arts  School in San Juan. In 2017, he began his training in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and ballroom at Centro Danza in Puerto Rico  under the direction of Laura Valentin and Osmay Molina. While at Centro Danza, he performed roles in classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Raymonda, Laura Valentin's adaptation of The Nutcracker, Lucien in Coppélia, La Fille Mal Garde, among others. Alexander represented Puerto Rico in prestigious competitions such as Puerto Rico Classical Dance Competition (1st Place Classical & Contemporary), Dance Open America (1st Place Contemporary, 2nd Place Classical), Youth America Grand Prix Virtual Competition (1st Place Classical, 2nd Place Contemporary), and Miami International Ballet Competition (3rd Place Classical/Contemporary). Alexander is a passionate and dynamic dancer. He just moved to the Houston area this past August to join the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre as Artist in Residence under the direction of Nelson Madrigal. He is also a certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher and currently is the Physical Conditioning instructor at Feijóo Ballet School.

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Artist in Residence

LISANDRO A. NERIS CONCEPCION

Lisandro A. Neris Concepcion grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and began dancing at Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico in 2014. In 2017, he began his training in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and ballroom at Centra Danza in Puerto Rico under the direction of Laura Valentin and Osmay Molina. He has performed roles in classical ballets such as Cinderella, Giselle, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, and many others. He performed in a contemporary dance music video in The Space Company in Australia under director Niq Durr. Lisandro represented Puerto Rico in prestigious competitions such as Puerto Rico Classical Dance Competition (2nd place Classical & Contemporary), Youth Grand Prix Virtual Competition, and Miami International Ballet Competition where he was awarded The Howard Pitterson Award for Best Artistry. Lisandro moved to Houston in August and joined Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre as an Artist in Residence under the direction of Nelson Madrigal. His passion for dance is great, and he is excited to be a part of the BAHBT family.