Alejandro Parente is a former principal dancer at the Teatro Colon, and an international guest ballet teacher.
He has performed leading roles in several ballets throughout his career, including Giselle, La Bayadere in Natalia Makarova’s version, The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, Sylvia by Frederick Ashton, Romeo and Juliet by Kenneth MacMillan, Onegin by John Cranko, Raymonda, Coppelia, Paquita, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty by Peter Wraight, Don Quixote. Roland Petit’s Notre Dame de Paris, Adagietto and Petrushka by Oscar Araiz. He has also performed in Estaciones Porteñas and Ecos by Mauricio Wainrot and Carmen by Alberto Alonso. Additionally, he has performed in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Symphony in C, Who Cares, and Apollo.
During the summer seasons in Italy, he worked as a first dancer for the Verona Arena, performing in the work La Strada in the role of Zampanó, and in the tribute to Roland Petit, where Denis Ganio created Il Bambino di Vetro. He has also performed as Ali in Le Corsaire by Anna-Marie Holmes, Lescaut in Manon, and Orion in Ashton’s Sylvia. Furthermore, choreographer Natalia Horecna created the work Illusionary Walls for him.
He has collaborated with Marianela Nuñez, principal dancer at The Royal Ballet, on several international tours and galas, performing in complete productions of Giselle, Onegin, and The Merry Widow, as well as Nora for Julio Lopez.
In 2011, he became a teacher at the Ballet Academy at the Vienna Opera and served as a repetiteur, creating works for the Jungen Ballet Company. He also worked as a ballet master at the Colon Ballet Theater Company and La Scala de Milan.
As a guest ballet teacher, he has worked with The Royal Ballet, La Scala, Teatro Colon, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet Nacional Sodre (Uruguay), Salzburgo Landtheater, Izbir State Theater (Turkey) and Volks oper Wien. He often offers ballet seminars worldwide.