Posted by Rebecca King on 04.17.2017
This week we are pleased to welcome, Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet. Joaquin was born in Spain and recieved his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet. In August 1996 he came to the US and joined the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist and a year later he joined American Ballet Theater. At ABT Joaquin joined the rank of soloist and danced a variety of leading roles. In 2003, he moved across Lincoln Center to The New York City Ballet and became a Principal in 2005. After recovering from a serious back injury, De Luz, understanding the importance of cross training for healthy dancing, became a certified personal trainer. He is now working with City Ballet’s Physical Therapists to develop a Dancer Fit program, catered specifically to each dancer’s needs. Today we speak with Joaquin about his early training, coming to the US, dealing with injury, and looking to the future to expand his Dancer Fit program. If you would like more information on Joaquin’s Dancer Fit program, we highly suggest you follow his Instagram: @joaquindeluz_dancerfit.