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Jonathan Mendez 

(Palomina Carrera)

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Jonathan began dancing at the age of nine in Cali,Colombia at the Colombian Institute for Classical Ballet(Incolballet). Upon graduation, he joined Incolballet, Colombia's premier dance company. Jonathan received a full scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.He performed with Dances Patrelle in the Nutcracker and Their 2010 Spring Season, In May 2010, Jhonatan performed with Avi Scher and Dancer at the Kennedy Center, In December 2010 Jonathan was a Guest Artis with Alberta Ballet for the production of the Nutcracker in canada.

Jonathan Joined Les Ballets Grandiva in july 2010 where he perform in many tour all around Japan, In 2012 Jonathan join Les Ballets Eloelle where hi perform in Australia,new Zealand,China,South Africa, Japan and Malaysia. Jonathan is a Amerian Ballet Theatre certified teacher and he is also featured in the American Dance Documentary, “First Position”.

The triple crown princess of ballet was groomed for success by an ex-member of the "Estable de Baile del Teatro Colon". Winning the Princess Margaret Award placed Palomina on the fast track to ballet stardom and showed the world a thoroughly new breed of ballerina. With unbridled passion and restless spirit that cannot be broken, she is chomping at the bit to move forward in her career and onward to greener pastures.

Though highly competitive, Paloma (to her friends) has one great wish for world peace.

In that spirit, she is offering an olive branch to all those ballerinas who she has flown by if they will just accept that she is the prettier and more talented one.

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