Born and raised in Matanzas, Cuba, Julio’s professional training includes The Vocational Arts School in Matanzas Cuba, and the National Ballet School in Cuba, where he graduated in 2008 as a professional dancer and teacher. Julio joined the National Ballet of Cuba. His repertoire with National Ballet of Cuba included Espada (Principal Toreador) in Don Quixote, Encuentros pas de deux by Lazaro Martinez, Principal in Adagio de las Espigas production of Coppelia and Sleeping Beauty. He joined Cincinnati Ballet as corp de ballet in 2013. He danced with Cincinnati Ballet in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Camelot choreographed by Victoria Morgan, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland choreographed by Septime Webre, Symphony in C, Sit choreographed by Jennifer Archibald and Mozart’s Requiem choreographed by Adam Hoagland. Julio joined Oklahoma City Ballet as a Principal Dancer in 2015. With Oklahoma City Ballet, Julio has danced the Principal roles in Giselle and Dennis Spaight’s Scheherazade 1001 Arabian Nights, Serenade and Rodeo. Julio has been invited to dance at Ballet Galas and Festivals such as Miami International Ballet Festival and the Carreno Festival.
While he was at Cincinnati Ballet he taught at Cincinnati Ballet Academy and Ballet Tech of Ohio for two years, and then he moved to Oklahoma City where he taught at Oklahoma Ballet Academy.