Norbert De La Cruz III

Norbert De La Cruz III was born in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  He is a NY and LA-based freelance Filipino-American contemporary dance artist. Norbert has trained at the Gabriella Foundation, LA County High School for the Arts, Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, and at The Juilliard School where he received his BFA in dance. He has performed professionally as a soloist in the Metropolitan Opera production of Aida, Aszure Barton & Artists, Balletto Teatro di Torino, Sydney Skybetter & Associates, Santa Clarita Ballet, Lustig Dance Theatre, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Gallim (Lacoste Promo), and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Additional honorable mentions include the Asian Arts Alliance Jadin Wong Award, McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival, and Dance Magazines Top 25 to watch in 2016.  Working as a freelancer, Norbert is thrilled to be collaborating and performing with Boca Tuya, as well as pursuing his Masters in Fine Arts in dance at Hollins University Graduate Program.

Photo by Gianina Ferreyra