Diego Esteban Pulido Durango was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He began studying ballet at Ballet Anna Pavlova in Colombia at the age of 17. In 2015, he received a full scholarship to a summer intensive and pre-professional program with the Miami City Ballet School.
Diego Graduated from the Miami City Ballet Professional Training Program in 2018. He has performed Corps de Ballet, Soloist and Principal roles in professional productions with the Ballet Frontier of Texas, New Jersey Ballet, Miami City Ballet and Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami.
He has had the opportunity to work with and perform works by some of the industry's most critically acclaimed dancers and choreographers, such as Maria Korowsky, Jean Pierre Frolich, Lee Wei Chao, Auguste Bournonville, Jerome Robbins, Eriberto Jimenez, George Balanchine, Geta Constantinescu, Pam Tanowiz and Rafi Maldonado. These opportunities expanded his repertory to include many classical repertory ballets and innovative creations. He has performed in productions of West Side Story, Balabille, Carnival, Carnival of the Animals, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Faena Art's Once With Me, Once Without Me, Le Corsaire, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.
Diego has been recognized by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) as an artist of extraordinary ability and is looking forward to his first season with Ballet Pensacola.
“Dance is the art form where I can connect with myself and feel at peace with the present moment; being able to put my life experiences into my dancing and reaching people's hearts is the main reason I love dancing.”
Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: "Peace"
Favorite Color: Dark blue
Favorite Role danced: Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Dream Role: Apollo
Favorite Choreographer: George Balanchine
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Giselle
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Peruvian cuisine/ceviche
Favorite Hobby: Playing guitar, Stock investing / trading
Fun Fact About Me: I am a very random person; I can talk about any topic out of nowhere.
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: I would like the audience and community to leave the theatre feeling something, depending on the choreography's artistic purpose and intention. I love being able to transcend my life stories into my artistry.