Juan Carlos Requena

Carlos was born in Chile and trained at The Santiago National Ballet School 1983-85, after moving to Sweden, he proceeded with his education at The Roya Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm. In 1987, he became part of Stora Teatern (later The GöteborgOperans Ballet and currently called GöteborgsOperans Danskompani) and danced various roles from classic to modern, eg. the Jester in Swanlake, Dansvurmen by Ivo Cramer, Solotango in Robert North’s Matisse, Pas de trois in la Ventana by Kerstin Ralov, Mellan två vatten by Robert North, Harmageddon by Ulf Gadd, Solo in Sylfiden by Marianne von Rosen, Mats Ek’s Giselle and Ohad Naharins Axioma 7 and much more.
Carlos likes to work with his own choreographies and has choreographed several pieces such as ”Twelfth Night Concert and Ball” at Göteborgs Operan, a piece accompanying music by Manuel de Falla with Siegfried Köhler as a conductor which he also performed in himself.
Class Description:

His ballet class is focused on basic ballet techniques with purity and musicality gradually building dynamic of the individual’s technics and qualities. For example, quick foot works give one flourish energies in the center and deep steady energies with core stabilities through various adagio combinations. It is my pleasure to share my experiences to create new knowledge, as well as being a part of the dancer’s further development.