Aurelio Planes Rodriguez was born in Guantanamo, Cuba in 1992. In 2004 Aurelio began his dance studies at the Regino Eladio Boti Vocational School of Art. In 2007 he joined the Manuel Muñoz Cedeño National Art School and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, specializing in teaching and the professional performance of Folk and Modern-Contemporary dance. In 2010 he began to work as a teacher of Choreography and Composition at the Regino Eladio Boti Vocational School of Art in Guantanamo. He started his professional career with Danza Fragmentada, a well-recognized dance company in Cuba. He created dance pieces for Danza Fragmentada that are still a part of the company's repertoire nearly a decade later. He won many national awards and eventually worked his way to one of the highest positions in the company. Aurelio's desire to take his professional career to an even higher level took him to Havana where he got accepted into Danza Teatro Retazos. There he taught classes at the company's youth academy and had the opportunity to travel to different countries such as Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada. Since moving to Austin, TX he has danced and collaborated with Ballet East Dance Company, Lotus Contemporary Performing Arts and Proyecto Teatro and has co-founded Chamacos Dance Company with Inna Grudtcina
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