Carl Ponce Cubero

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.

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OUT Magazine - Dance-Revolution

Troy Powell remembers the late Alvin Ailey fondly. The legendary choreographer saw something in Powell at nine years old and recruited him for a children’s program after leading a masterclass at his elementary school. Perhaps that’s why, when asked about Ailey’s legacy, Powell says simply, “It's magical.”