lazaro godoy

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Lazaro Godoy born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. 
Lazaro trained in Havana's most prestigious school of dance, The National Arts School. He graduated from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fl. Also, in 1996, he was one of 1,200 applicants for a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts award winning first level for a dance solo he choreographed.
In 2000, Lazaro received a scholarship to graduate from Julliard School, New York. Upon Juilliard's graduation, he joined Introdans, Netherlands, where he performed works by Hans van Manen, Nils Christie, Jiri Kylian, David Parsons, Jorma Uotinen, Ed Wubbe, Conny Jansen and others.
In 2001, he joined the Bern Ballet at Stadttheater, Switzerland. There he worked with choreographers Amanda Miller, Jacopo Godany, Jo Stromgren, Jiri Kylian, Philippe Saire, Foofwa d’Immobilité and Stijn Cellis. He also choreographed original works for the Bern Ballet Company.
In 2006, Lazaro became a freelance dancer and choreographer. His works have been presented in festivals in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Israel and Russia. In 2007, Lazaro was rehearsal assistant for Stijin Cellis on the creation of “Beauty More Than Me". This same year, Lazaro was selected for the Swiss International Coaching Project for Choreographers, which gave him the opportunity to work with Susanne Linke.
In 2008, Lazaro moved to Israel and created a body of work as a freelance dancer and choreographer. In 2010, he starts developing a keen interest toward artistic social exchanges with African refugees living on the streets of Tel Aviv, Israel. From such interactions, he develops StreetStage project in collaboration with other local artists living in Israel. Currently, he is pursuing to implement StreetStage project to any global social groups living in precarious conditions for the experience to bring light. 
From 2010 to 2013, He works with Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollac Dance Company, Israel.
Godoy is currently working as an independent choreographer, performer, and teacher. His solo choreography has been presented in festivals in United States, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Israel and Russia. Today, he is working on merging new artistic expressions by combining his performance and visual arts.

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