CARL PONCE CUBERO (Porterville, CA) began his dance training at the age of nine in his hometown. He attended the University of California, Irvine where he was a part of his mentor Donald McKayle’s performance group, Étude Ensemble and received his BFA in Dance Performance with a minor in Anthropology. Mr. Cubero also trained at The Ailey School Summer Intensive and later as a scholarship student. He has worked with choreographers Donald McKayle, Lar Lubovitch, Jennifer Archibald, and Bradley Shelver. This is his first season with the company.