Julio Bocca President of the Jury
Former Artistic Director,
Ballet Nation del Sodre Uruguay(BNS-Sodre)
1967 : Born in Buenos Aires.
1974 : He entered the National School of Dance from where he progressed to the Teatro Colón's Advanced Arts Institute a year later.
1981 : He joined the Chamber Ballet Company at the Colón Theatre in 1981, and a year later had already performed as soloist at the Colón in a production directed by Flemming Flindt.
1985 : He won the Gold Medal at the 5th International Ballet Competition in Moscow.
1886~2006 : He was principal dancer with ABT. he enjoyed a lenient contract that allowed him to perform as a guest artists with other companies.
1990~2005 : He founded his own ballet company <Ballet Argentino> and performed regularly in theatres around the globe as an artistic director.
2010~2017 : He was artistic director of Ballet Nation del Sodre Uruguay.
1986 - Primus Inter Pares in Buenos Aires
1987 - Dancer of the year 1987 (New York Times), in New York
1990 - Best International Classic Dancer (Iberoamerican Dancing Association) in Barcelona
1991 - Léonide Massine in Positano, Italy
1992 - Prix Benois de la Danse (International Coreografers Association) at the Bolshoi Theatre
1999 - Platinum Konex for Male Ballet Dancer (Konex Foundation) in Buenos Aires