Mr. Perez was born in Uruguay, and graduated with the highest honors from the National School of Dance. In 1994 he won a silver medal at an international dance competition in Brazil. Mr. Perez has also danced with The Teatro de Colón de Buenos Aires. Mr. Perez joined Carolina Ballet in its first season. His roles include Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, Puck and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hilarion in Giselle, Renfield in Dracula, and principal roles in Tarantella, Square Dance, Four Temperaments, Fancy Free, Steadfast Tin Soldier, Rubies, Valse Fantaisie. He has had several principal roles choreographed on him, including Weiss’ Adagio, Joker in Masque of the Red Death, Peter in Peter & the Wolf. In 2001, he was invited by the First Lady of Uruguay to participate in a national tour of Uruguay.
Mr. Perez has served as an RSB faculty member and has choreographed two works for RSB’s affiliate performance training company, Raleigh Dance Theatre
Mr. Perez retired from his dance career in the spring of 2017 and now serves as ballet master for Carolina Ballet.
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Perez is joining the RSB faculty this fall!