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Julio Bocca

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julio Bocca began his dance training with his mother at the age of four. He studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon where his teachers included Gloria Kazda, Jose Pares, Ninel Jultyeva, Karemina Moreno and Luis Aguilar. During that time, he danced with the Caracas Ballet Company performing the title role in Le Spectre de la Rose, among others. In 1983, he joined the Ballet del Teatro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro as a principal dancer and, in the same year, appeared with the ballet company at the Colon Theatre and with the International Ballet of Caracas. In May 1985, he won the Gold Medal at the Fifth International Ballet Competition in Moscow.