Mauricio Fernandez is originally from Mexico where he received his early training at Estudio de Danza Antoinette de Puebla. To further his dance education abroad he attended, on full scholarship, the Boston Ballet School, Orlando Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet in New York City, Idyllwild Arts Academy and Milwaukee Ballet.
He also received full scholarships offers to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Austin, Cornish College, Festival Ballet Theatre of Providence, Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, Nashville Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, National Ballet Academy of Denver and Texas Ballet Theatre.
He has performed with several ballet companies including Compania de Danza Antoinette in Mexico, InlandPacific Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Western Chicago Ballet, Hinsdale Ballet Theatre, Springfield Ballet, Albany Berkshire Ballet and most recently with the Kentucky Ballet Theatre.
Mauricio is a Tap Gold medalist at Confederacion Inter-Americana de Profesionales de la Danza (CIAD), Intrancefest Tec de Monterrey and received first overall at several international dance competitions. He was a semifinalist in the Spotlight Awards of the Music Center of Los Angeles in 2012 and of the Youth America Grand Prix in 2015. In 2013 Mauricio received the Youth of Mexico Award for his achievements in the arts and has been recognized by AGMA as an Artist of Extraordinary Ability.
He is currently working as a guest dancer, teacher, choreographer, and national dance adjudicator. He’s on faculty at Impact Dance Company and Virtues In Motion as well as Celebration Talent Convention and Star System’s Shock The Intensive. Mauricio is looking forward to his first season with Chicago Repertory Ballet.