Jorge Emilio Pena de la Canal, Company
From: Merida, Yucatan
Sponsored by: Brigid DeVries
Jorge Emilio was born in Mexico City in 2002 and at the age of six moved to Merida, Yucatan where he began his career as a dancer. Jorge started dancing jazz and tap at the age of ten and a year later added ballet and partnering. In 2016 he moved to Cordoba, Veracruz to continue his training in ProVer and started training full-time. During his two years in ProVer, he went to different national and international competitions like the National Competition of Ballet in Mexico, international meeting of academies for ballet in Cuba and YAGP in New York. He then moved to Joffrey in Chicago and after a year returned to ProVer in 2019. In 2020 he joined Houston Ballet Academy where, for 2 years, had the chance to train under Claudio Muñoz and other amazing teachers, and to perform pieces from Stanton Welch AM. This is Mr. Peña first season with Kentucky Ballet Theatre.