Mr.Gonzalez has received the Star Student award at Regional Dance America’s SERBA, took third place at the Regional Youth American Grand Prix competition in 2008, first place pas de deux at the American Ballet Competition in 2013, and was selected to compete as the only representative of Colombia in the 2014 Jackson International Ballet Competition.
Gonzalez's professional career began at sixteen with The Houston Ballet II, where he had the opportunity to dance works by Stanton Welch, Balanchine, Claudio Muños, Ben Stevenson, and others, as well as touring around the world.
At 18, he joined Orlando Ballet where he danced for three years, performing and originating works by director Robert Hill such as Peter and the Wolf, Ravel’s Bolero, Carmina Burana, Swan Lake and many others.
2015 saw Gonzalez join the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago where he performed and originated roles on stages all over the world - Orphe and Euridice, Sylvia by John Neumeier, Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake, Glass Pieces by Jerome Robbins, and many others.
In 2019, he returned to Orlando Ballet and principal and soloist roles in works by Val Caniparoli, Victoria Morgan, Robert Hill and Jessica Lang. In 2021, Gonzalez joined Sarasota Ballet and danced works by Gemma Bond, Sr. Peter Wright, Sr. David Bintley, Balanchine and Sr. Frederick Ashton. Since 2023, Gonzalez focuses on freelance work with companies like San Francisco's Diablo Ballet and Atlanta's Terminus Modern Ballet Theater.
Simultaneously though out his dance career, Gonzalez has taught for schools like Joffrey Ballet School, Sarasota Ballet School, Atlanta Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Mount Dora School of Ballet and many others and is finishing a business degree with a focus in marketing and a minor in psychology.
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has had the great honor and pleasure of having Mr. Gonzalez return to teach and choreograph specifically for MBT ensembles. These works have been showcased at the school's own performances, as well as at Gala productions and the Regional Dance Association Ballet Festivals. They have won wide praise for their innovation and Gonzalez received multiple Rising Choreographer awards and opportunities at the National Choreographic Intensive.
LUIS EDUARDO GONZALEZ
Luis Eduardo Gonzalez is originally from Bogota, Colombia, where he grew up before moving to Atlanta. From a very young age, his training came primarily from the continued direction of MBT's Maniya Barredo.