As a kid in Lima Peru, Gian carlo Vargas first dream was to be in the circus. One day he discovered that his grandfather was a Ballet dancer and that changed his mind, and he dreamed of being a ballet dancer instead.
Gian Carlo Vargas started dancing ballet at the age of 18 at the academy of Allegro ballet then the national ballet school of Lima, Peru. He did all of this despite not being in the ideal physical conditions to be a ballet dancer. But with time and hard work he acquired those physical abilities, with a daily routine of the Ballet Conrad’s placement method, massages and stretching along with a vegan diet.
During his time at the national ballet school of Lima, Peru he was selected to represent Peru in different International festivals in Poland and Peru.
After four years of hard training he joined the Ballet municipal of Lima and then moved to the USA to keep improving his ballet technique under the direction of Magaly Suarez of The art of classical ballet.
During those years he learned ballet among professional dancers and teachers from Cuba and France as Taras Domitro, Adyaris Almeida ,Walter Gutierrez, Luis Javier Fuentes, Alexis Saramite ,Ibis Montoto and Valerio Cespedes.
Who Influenced you most to become the dancer you are today?
It was my ballet teacher Magaly Suarez, she taught me how to be disciplined and patient in life while doing the things you love to do while pushing your limits and working in small chunks to achieve big.
What goes through your mind just before you perform?
Being in the moment, breathe ,feel yourself and being the music.
What was the funniest epidoes(s) you’ve experienced in your career?
During a Nutcracker’s performance I was dancing the Chinese dance and my hat was falling through my face and I didn’t know what to do so I kept dancing while I was holding the hat with my hands
Who would you most like to share the stage with (living or dead)?
Rudolph Nureyev because he started doing ballet at the age of 17, despite that he became the star of Mariinsky theater.He kept learning ballet with Erik Bruhn, former principal dancer from Denmark as well his curiosity made him learned other styles of dances while working with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.
What do you like/admire most about San Diego Ballet?
What I like about San Diego Ballet is its diversity of choreographies that included classic technique and popular music like social dance giving to the public a new way of enjoying movement with relation to the San Diego culture