Denis Maciel

Apprentice

Meet Denis

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Denis Maciel began his dance training in 2009 at the School of Dance Alice Arja in Brazil. In 2014, he after attending their summer intensive program, he was awarded a full scholarship to the Miami City Ballet School, where he trained with Geta Constantinescu and Olivier Pardina. During his training,  he performed George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Etudes and August Bournoville’s Napoli. Denis was also a company member of City Ballet of San Diego, where he danced Peter Martins’s Hallelujah Junction, and Ballet Tucson, where he was featured in Paquita and The Phantom of the Opera. He joined Pennsylvania Ballet II for the 2018-2019 season and was promoted to Apprentice for our 2019/2020 Season.

PERSONAL QUOTE

“Definitely what inspires me and makes me continue to dance is my family, I always had the support of them and every time I go back to Brazil on vacation I see how happy they are for me, it inspires me more and more, renew my soul.” – Denis Maciel

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