Born in the Philippines and raised in California, Norbert De La Cruz III received a BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School and an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. He is a NY and LA based freelance artist. He was a soloist with Ballet Torino, Aszure Barton, the Metropolitan Opera, Complexions, Boca Tuya, and was casted as dancer for Warner Bro’s “In The Heights” movie. He has been commissioned by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Barak Ballet, Hubbard Street, BalletX, Peridance, Grand Rapids Ballet, the Juilliard School, Olympic Ballet Theater, and Eisenhower Dance Detroit. Norbert was a finalist of Hubbard Street’s National Choreographic Competition, a Princess Grace Foundation-USA award recipient, Alvin Ailey New Directions Choreography Lab, Joffrey Academy of Dance’s Winning Works, the National Choreographic Initiative, and a recipient of the the New York City Ballet’s NY Choreographic Institute. He was a former teaching dance faculty at the Juilliard School. His honorable mentions include the Asian Arts Alliance Jadin Wong Award, McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival Award, and was featured in Dance Magazines Top 25 to watch. IG: @Norbert.DeLaCruz.iii

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