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our Artistic Director


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Maximiliano Guerra is an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer and teacher

Mtro. Guerra was born in Argentina and began his ballet training at the age of ten. He made his international debut as a guest dancer of Los Angeles Ballet under John Clifford’s Direction, and a year later joined the English National Ballet Dancer as a star. He has performed with some of the most prestigious companies in the world, including the Royal Ballet of London, Deutsche Opera of Berlin, the Kirov Ballet in St, Petersburg, the Ballet of Novosibirsk Siberia, the Stanislavsky Ballet Theater and the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, the Alla Scala Theatre in Milano, the Ballet of the Opera of Rome, the Universal Ballet from Korea and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has danced leading roles in classical and contemporary ballets, such as Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote, Manon, Onegin, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker, as well as creations by J. Neumeier, W. Forsythe, M. Bejart and many others. 

As a choreographer, Guerra has created original works for the Teatro Colon Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Ballet of La Scala, the Mercosur Ballet and the Ballet of Santiago. His choreographic style is dynamic, expressive, and diverse, blending classical and modern elements. He has also staged and coached ballets by renowned choreographers, such as John Cranko, Kenneth MacMillan, John Neumeier, and Jiří Kylián among others. 

As a teacher, Guerra has taught master classes and workshops at various schools and institutions all round the world, such as Teatro Colon, Pettit Ballet School and Dance Open America in Miami. He has also mentored and nurtured young dancers, many of whom have gone on to join professional companies or win international ballet competitions. He is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience with the next generation of dancers and artists.

Guerra is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Gold Medal Senior of the XIII contest international Ballet Competition in Varna, Messenger of Peace by UNESCO and much more. He is also a member of the International Dance Council. 

Guerra's vision for Evergreen City Ballet is to make it a professional school and company that celebrates the art of ballet, inspires audiences, and enriches the greater Seattle and Washington community. He aims to expand the repertoire, attract and retain talented students to develop dancers to their full potential. To collaborate with other artists and organizations, and to increase the accessibility and diversity of ballet. He believes that ballet is a universal language that can connect people across cultures and generations. 

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