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Carlo is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer who joined the Hong Kong Ballet after graduating with First-class Honours from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1998.  As a senior soloist in the company he essayed lead roles in ballets such as The Merry Widow, Madame Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, and Firecracker, and was a principal in abstract works such as Balanchine’s Rubies and Stanton Welch’s Clear.  He received the Hong Kong Dance Award  in 2002 for his technical  artistry and  the depth of his  dramatic  reading  of roles.  In the twelve years he spent with the company  he  worked  closely  with Alexander Grant, Natalie Weir, Stephen Baynes, Wayne Eagling, Irek Mukhamedov, Ronald Hynd, Bengt Jorgen, Merrill Ashley, Stephen Jefferies, and John Meehan. 

He began choreographing for the company’s workshops and educational programs in 1999 and had the premier of his first one-act ballet, Beatles On A String, in 2004.  In 2006 his work, There’s A Fly In This Soup, was invited to the 1st Asia Pacific Ballet Festival in Seoul, Korea.  He did the additional choreography for the company’s Swan Lake in August 2007 and this production has been taken overseas on tour.  In October 2007, he was given an opportunity to work with Opera Hong Kong, choreographing for their production of Aida which was also restaged for the Beseto Opera in Seoul, Korea that same year.  He obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Dance degree from the HKAPA in 2009.  His work for Ballet Philippines, Shifting Wait, which was based on his MFA thesis project, received a GAWAD BUHAY 2010 from PhilStage for Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production.  Most recently, his full-length version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream premiered in Manila and received from PhilStage, 11 nominations including Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production.

Currently, he works freelance and is based in Hong Kong.  He teaches in the full-time and Gifted Young Dancer Program at the HKAPA; is Associate Artistic Director of the Youth Ballet of Asia; is involved in the projects of various local and international institutions such as the Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition, The Hong Kong Dance Alliance and Ballet Philippines; and is a Stott© Pilates and CoreSuspend™ Instructor and a CoreBarre™ Intructor Trainer.

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