John Velasco


Joined CBC: Apprentice 2011; Corps de Ballet 2012

Training: UC Irvine, Academy of Performing Arts under Wayne Davis, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet under Xavier Hicks, City Ballet San Diego, California Ballet School

Featured Roles: San Diego Civic Youth Ballet: Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Dr. Coppelius in Coppélia

Favorite Repertoire: Bluebird (Sleeping Beauty), Nutcracker Prince (The Nutcracker), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Noteworthy: B.A. from UC Irvine in Classical Greek and Latin Language. Trained and competed in Scottish Highland Dancing, winning Western U.S. Regional Champion, Fifth Place U.S. National Champion and Finalist in World Highland Dancing Championships in Dunoon, Scotland. Certificate of Merit recipient and performer, San Diego Flute Guild.