Luis Gonzalez


Luis Eduardo Gonzalez is originally from Bogota, Colombia, where he grew up before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. His training came primarily from the continued direction of Ms. Maniya Barredo, former prima ballerina of Atlanta Ballet and current director of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. Mr. Gonzalez has received the Star Student award at Regional Dance America’s SERBA, took third place at the Regional Youth American Grand Prix competition in 2008, first place pas de deux at the American Ballet Competition in 2013, and was selected to compete as the only representative of Colombia in the 2014 Jackson International Ballet Competition.

Mr. Gonzalez began his professional career at sixteen with The Houston Ballet II, where he had the opportunity to dance works by Stanton Welch, Balanchine, Claudio Munos, Ben Stevenson among other renowned choreographers, as well as tour both nationally and internationally. At 18, he joined Orlando Ballet where he danced for three years, performing and originating works by director Robert Hill such as peter and the wolf, Ravel’s Bolero, Carmina Burana, Swan Lake and many others. In 2015 Mr. Gonzalez Joined the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago where he preformed and originated roles on stages all over the world. Some of the works in his repertoire include; Orphe and Euridice, Sylvia by John Neumeier, Mammatus by Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Nutcracker and Swan lake by Christopher Wheeldon, Raku, Miraculous Mandarin, Anna Karenina by Yuri Possokhov, Glass Pieces by Jerome Robins, Body of your Dreams by Miles Thacher and many others. In 2019 Gonzalez retuned to Orlando Ballet and principal and soloist roles in works by Val Caniparoli, Victoria Morgan, Robert Hill, and Jessica Lang. In 2021 Gonzalez joined the Sarasota Ballet and danced roles in Ballets by Sr. Peter Wright, Sr. David Bintley, Balanchine and Sr. Frederick Ashton.

Simultaneously through out his dance career, Gonzalez has taught for schools like Joffrey Ballet School, Sarasota Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Mount Dora School of Ballet and many others and is getting a Business degree with a focus in marketing and a minor in Psychology .