San Juan, Puerto Rico
Joined Orlando Ballet in 2010
Sebastian Serra was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and began his ballet studies at the age of nine under the direction of Roberto Rodriguez. In 2001 he continued studying ballet and academics in Escuela Especializada en Ballet Julian E. Blanco. He went on in 2006 to join the Conservatorio de Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico where he trained and later that year got promoted to apprentice with the company there. In 2008 he joined Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico as a company member.
Sebastian participated on full scholarship in different summer programs around the states including the ones at Orlando Ballet School, School of American Ballet, The Rock School, Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. During his time at the Boston Summer Program he was offered a traineeship with the school where he trained and dance with the company during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. He joined Orlando Ballet during the 2010-11 season after dancing with Festival Ballet Providence.
Mr. Serra awards include an Honorable mention in Young Arts, a program of The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the 1st prize in classical and contemporary in the Regionals of the Youth American Grand Prix. Most recently Sebastian was featured in the So You Think You Can Dance audition episodes during their 2010 & 2011 seasons on FOX.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2016