• Jonatan Luján

    Dancer - Original Cast

    Photo Credit: Evgenia Eliseeva @evephoto

    Jonatan Luján, a native of Mendoza, Argentina, began his training at the age of 10 at Jesus

    Vera Arenas Dance School, while also performing with Ballet Folklorico Municipal.

    In 2006, he was the recipient of a full scholarship to Julio Bocca’s Musical Comedy School in Buenos Aires, which provided him the opportunity to train with the most prestigious ballet teachers, including Julio Bocca.

    Mr. Bocca invited Mr. Luján to join his company, Ballet Argentino, performing soloist roles in

    some of the most important operas in the world, including the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, where he performed at the Prix Benois de la Danse Awards, as well as in Italy, Spain, Greece, United States, Brasil, Chile, and others. Feature roles were in Carmen by Alicia Alonso, Desde Lejos by Mauricio Wainrot, Cruz y Ficcion and Bocca Tango by Ana María Stekelman, EntreTangos y Milongas by Oscar Arais, and Nine Sinatra Songs by Twyla Tharp.

     

    In 2009, Mr. Luján joined Victor Ullate Ballet Company in Madrid, Spain as a soloist. His

    repertory with the company included 2 you Maestro, Samsara, Coppélia, Jaleos, Seguirilla, and Bolero, among others.

     

    In 2014, he joined Ballett Zürich as a Soloist under the direction of Christian Spuck. Some

    ballets danced include Anna Karenina, Romeo and Juliet by Christian Spuck, Wings Of Wax by

    Jiri Kylian, Giselle by Patrice Bart, Frank Bridge Variations by Hans van Manen, and A Life by

    Douglas Lee.

     

    In 2015, he joined Slovak National Theater as a Soloist under the direction of Josef Dolinsky,

    performing lead roles in Beyond Sin by Boris Eifman, Le Corsaire, Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan

    Lake, and Sleeping Beauty.

     

    Starting in September 2018, Luján began his career as a freelance dancer in New York City,

    working as a guest artist in the most prestigious companies throughout the United States. Just

    to name a few: Sleeping beauty dreams with Diana Vishneva, Tabula Raza dance theatre, Creative Genesis, Duncan Lyle Dance, Ballet Frontier, among others.

     

    In 2020 Jonatan co-founded Dance Compañía creating a summer program along side Luciana

    Paris and Amanda Cobb.

     

    His Teaching Appearances include American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, Ballet Frontier in Texas City, Ballet UNC, Mendoza, Argentina, & Studio Roxander, Oregon.

     

    In 2021 he was invited to perform at I Heart Dance, a series of performances created for

    dancers during the pandemic.

     

    In October 2021 he became a member of Ballet of the Metropolitan Opera house performing

    Eurydice among other productions.

     

    In 2023 he joined the cast of EVITA revival, performing at American Repertory Theater in

    Boston, MA as well as Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C. Currently Jonatan is working as a guest artist at New Jersey Ballet under the direction of Maria Korovski.

    Photo Credit: James Jin @jamesjinimages

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