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Mario Sergio Elías Leyva

About this Artist

Mario Sergio Elías was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba. He trained at the School of Art, Benny Moré and the Professional School of Art Samuel Feijoo. During that time, he was part of the Talares company. In 2008, he enrolled at the National School of Art in Havana.

In 2012, he joined the cast of Contemporary Dance of Cuba as first dancer, reaching the rank of principal dancer. With them he performed Demo-N / Crazy, by choreographer Rafael Bonachela, Tocororo: A Cuban Tale by Carlos Acosta, Compass and Folía by Jan Linkens, Cuban tangos by Billy Cowie, Mambo 3XXI and The equation by George Céspedes and Sombrisa by Itzik Galili. He has also worked as a dancer in the conception of the works MeKniksmo, Identity-1, and Matria Etnocentra by George Céspedes, Mercury and glass by Julio Cesar Iglesias, Drama by Ibsen by Luvién Mederos, Transire. Not wanting to look back by Norge Cedeño, Reversible by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Caprisis by Angels Margarit.

In 2015, he joined Acosta Danza and since then has danced with the company in Europe, the United States and Asia.