Israel Garcia Chenge
Apprentice since 2018
Born in Mexico, Israel began his ballet training when he was seventeen years old at Fomento Artístico cordobés – PROVER with Adria Luz Velázquez and Martha Sahagún in Córdoba, Veracruz. In 2010, he continued his training at the Orlando Ballet School with a full scholarship under the direction of Dierdre Miles Burger and was coached by Olivier Munoz and Kim Marsh. During his two years as a trainee he participated in different productions with the school and with the main company and he competed at the “75th annual American Dance Competition” where he received and outstanding award and placed the top 12 in classical and contemporary.
Israel joined the Milwaukee Ballet II in 2012 where he performed ballets including “Majisimo”, “Cipollino”, “Paquita” and did works such as Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Aubade by Michael Pink and many more. In 2013, Israel had the honor of being invited to perform as a guest artist at the Youth America Grand Prix gala “Stars of today meet the starts of tomorrow” in Mexico. In 2014 he joined the Joffrey Ballet studio company in Chicago, IL, performing a variety of classical and contemporary roles and was featured in works by Jennifer Archibald, Stephanie Martinez, Christian Denice and Mariana Oliveira. Israel has attended summer programs with Houston Ballet School, Joffrey Ballet Academy of dance, Orlando Ballet School and National Ballet School of Cuba.