David Alvarez Dancer

David Alvarez (born May 11, 1994) is a Canadian dancer and actor, best known as being one of the original Billys in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical. Alvarez was born David Alvarez-Gonzalez in Montreal, Canada, to Cuban parents. His father, David Alvarez-Carbonell, is a professor of biology and chemistry, while his mother, Yanek, is an actress and director of theater. His first languages were French and Spanish. He moved to San Diego with his family when his father took a job at The Scripps Research Institute. David began taking classical ballet more seriously at the California Ballet. In 2005, Alvarez received a full merit scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and his family relocated to New York City. While at ABT, Alvarez danced feature roles in The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center Opera House and The Sleeping Beauty at the Metropolitan Opera House. Currently, he continues his ballet training at ABT. In 2008, Alvarez was listed as one of the top 10 young ballet dancers to watch by Dance Spirit Magazine.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 11th, 1994
Place of birth
Montreal, Québec, Canada
Nationality
Canada
Ethnicity
Cubans
Places lived
Montreal , Canada
pop. 1,649,519 (2011)

Awards won

2009 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Billy Elliot: The Musical Theater Production
American Theatre Wing
The Broadway League

2009 Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Billy Elliot: The Musical Theater Production
Outer Critics Circle

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