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Born in Santiago de Querétaro, México, Felipe began his dance studies at the age of six, learning and performing the Mexican folk dances of his native region. He then proceeded to study and perform other styles of dance, including Flamenco, Modern Dance, and Jazz. He also studied methods of cross training to obtain the tools for optimum performance and body art. Felipe earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in Dance, from the Center for Arts Education Ignacio Mariano de las Casas and Classical Dance Art School Cuban Corpodanza. He attended the National Center of Contemporary Dance under the directorship of Guillermina Bravo in Querétaro, Mexico. There he was mentored by Christine Dakin, Orlando Scheker, Antonia Quiroz and Claudia Trueba for the International Teacher Course in Contemporary Dance, earning a second Bachelor of Contemporary Dance degree. Additionally, Felipe attended programs at the University of Colima and Iberomexicana University. Recognized at a young age for his pedagogical talents, he began teaching at 14. In 2011, after furthering his dance education with New York-based Ballet Hispanico, Felipe returned to Mexico to participate in the Youth America Grand Prix. Felipe has performed with professional contemporary dance companies in Mexico, the United States, and across Europe, teaching while dancing. Some of the companies with whom he has worked are Ciudad Interior, Aletheia Cuerpo Escénico de México, Cuando muere el sol, and México Folklorico. Felipe also danced with Epicentro, Agnieska Laska Dancers, BBBallet, Ballet Inc, FJK Dance, and Dzul Dance. At the same time, Felipe choreographed several pieces for the School of Art “CEDART”, and Corpodanza. In 2015, he was commissioned to participate in the International Festival of Young Choreographers in México. Felipe Escalante
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