Damián Torío

Damián Torío was born in Madrid and trained at the Mariemma Royal Dance Conservatory in his home city. His education was supplemented with summer courses that included the America Ballet Theater and the English National Ballet. From 2013 to 2021 he danced at the Ballet Nacional del Sodre in Montevideo, Uruguay – initially under the direction of Julio Bocca and later under Igor Yebra. Notable roles included Des Grieux in ‘Manon’ (Kenneth MacMillan), Lensky in ‘Onegin’ (John Cranko), both Romeo and Benvolio in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Kenneth MacMillan) and James in ‘La Sylphide’ (August Bournonville). He also danced in works choreographed by William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Jiří Kylián and Demis Volpi. Damián Torío became a member of the Ballett am Rhein company at the beginning of the 2020/21 season. Since then, he has appeared as the Father, the Grandfather and the Snow Queen’s Companion in Demis Volpi’s ‘The Nutcracker’ and in the role of Carlos Fleta in Volpi’s ‘Geschlossene Spiele’ and that of the Master in Volpi's "Krabat". Torío also appeared in Demis Volpi's "sanguinic:con brio", "the thing with feathers" and in the role of Mario in Hans van Manen's "Short Cut".