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, Israel made a guest appearance at the annual gala “Encuentro Internacional de Danza” in Habana, Cuba and later that year after attending a summer course at the Orlando Ballet School, he joined the trainee program with a full scholarship under the direction of Dierdre Miles Burger and was coached by Olivier Munoz. During his two years as a trainee he participated in many productions 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. There he performed soloist roles and did works by George Balanchine, Michael Pink, Tim O’Donnell and Petr Zahradnicek. 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 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 of Cuba School.