Sponsored by Emma Eccles Jones Foundation
Joined Ballet West: 2015
Promoted to Demi Soloist: 2018
Promoted to Soloist: 2019
Promoted to First Soloist: 2020
Promoted to Principal Artist: 2021
About Hadriel Diniz:
Diniz was born in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He began training at the age of twelve with Guiomar Boaventura at the Vórtice Escola de Danças. Soon after, he started competing in international competitions and has won numerous awards. He qualified for the Youth America Grand Prix NYC finals in 2010, 2011, and 2012 where he placed in the top 6. He was offered a full-year scholarship from San Francisco Ballet School. Hadriel left Brazil to study there at age seventeen. After two years of training on full scholarship, he joined the Trainee Program under the direction of Patrick Armand.
Hadriel joined Ballet West in 2015 and has swiftly climbed the ranks. In 2018 he was promoted to demi-soloist, 2019 to soloist, and 2020 to first-soloist. Throughout these years he performed in roles such as Benno in Swan lake, Hilarion in Giselle, Leading role in Rubies from G. Balanchine’s work Jewels, and “The Prodigal Son”, to name a few.