PEDRO AURELIO is the founder and Artistic Director of Bolero Dance Theatre. He started his ballet and Spanish dance training in Puerto Rico, continuing in St. Petersburg, Russia and Washington, D.C. He performed with the Spanish Dance Society in such venues as the Kennedy Center and the Museum of Natural History in New York. He trained in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Professional Division, where he received the Paddy Stone Choreographic Award in 1994 and the Doreen McDonald Award for costume design in 1997. His performance credits with the RWB include Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet.