Odemar Ocasio - Guest Artist


Mr. Ocasio started his training in classical ballet at the age of seven in the Julián Blanco School for the performing arts. His “debut” performance was playing the role of Fritz in “The Nutcracker” which he did for two years in a row. After this, he was invited by the teachers Roberto Rodriguez and Nana Hudo to become part of “Taller de Varones” (men’s workshop) and also Ballets de San Juan. He participated in the summer workshops offered by the School of American Ballet (SAB). At the age of 18, he was invited to join Ballets de San Juan Company with which he traveled on tour to Perú, Washington and Chicago among others. He ascended to the position of Principal Dancer and has starred in roles including Waltz Fantasy, Flames of Paris, Fille mal Guardé, Pas de trios from Swan Lake, “Encuentros”, “Identidad Confusa”, Flower’s Waltz Pas de Deux (Nutcracker), Vivaldi, Gottschalk, Tropical, “Somos Uno”, Bailemos, Tarantela, Réquiem al Fuego, Tres pa ’Tres, Andante Sostenuto y Handel-ing, among others. In August, 2006 he was invited to Osaka, Japan as a guest artist. During his career, he has trained with important teachers such as Vanesa Ortiz, María Carrera, Carlota Carrera, Lolita San Miguel, Pachal Guzmán, Ramón Molina, Roberto Rodríguez, Ana María Castañón, Ana García, Lourdes Ortega, and others. He currently teaches at the School of Ballet’s de San Juan and dances with Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico.