San Juan, Puerto Rico
A native of Puerto Rico, Velázquez began her training at Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, training in both the conservatory and company. She graduated from the Virginia School of the Arts in 2007, where she studied under David Keener and the late Petrus Bosman. Velázquez joined Cincinnati Ballet upon graduation, and was promoted to Soloist in 2012. She enjoys working with Cincinnati Ballet because it offers the opportunity to perform both classical and contemporary repertoire.
Fun fact: Mai would be a fashion designer if she wasn’t a dancer.
Favorite role: Serenade
|Carmen (with Liang Fu)||The Kaplan New Works Series (with James Gilmer)||Boléro|
Performance Photography: Peter Mueller
2014-2015 Sponsors: Dr. Kendall Hansen
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