A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018, 2011)
Music: Felix Mendelssohn
Former Royal Danish Ballet dancer Oskar Antunez brought William Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy to life at American Midwest Ballet in 2018 and 2018.
A native of El Paso, TX, Oskar Antunez received his early training from Ingeborg Heuser and graduated from University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in ballet performance. Antunez toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe while performing with Royal Danish Ballet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens and Harkness Ballet of New York.
Antunez made his choreographic debut at the Royal Danish Ballet where his original works were received with great acclaim.
Equally accomplished in classical ballet, jazz, and musical theater, Antunez has staged numerous classical and contemporary works as assistant director and ballet master at Ballet El Paso, and as associate artistic director and resident choreographer at Montgomery Ballet. His works include productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Tango, Huapango, The Planets, Gatsby, Joey’s Jest, Carmen, Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, Red, White & Blue and Alice in Wonderland.
Antunez has served as dance faculty at several colleges, and as a member of the Dance Advisory Panel on the Arts in Texas.