Edgar was born in Portugal. He graduated from the School of Dance of the National Conservatory in Lisbon where he worked with choreographers from Ballet Gulbenkian, the National Ballet, Escola Superior de Dança, Escola Superior de Teatro and Companhia de Dança de Lisboa.
In 1995 he was awarded a scholarship to the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. He graduated from the Trainee Program and also worked with the Martha Graham Dance Ensemble where he performed leading and solo roles. He has taught classes at the Martha Dance School of Contemporary Dance and workshops for Teatro do Mar in Portugal as well as Ballet in New York City. In addition he was a scholarship student at the Joffrey Ballet School. In New York City he has worked with Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Sophie Maslow, Jeanette Hemstad, Analysis Dance Company, Chen & Dancers, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Ralf Jaroesenski, Sensedance, Mark Dendy among other independent choreographers. He was a special guest with choreographer Flor Villazan at the Laboratorio de Danza Contemporanea in Caracas.
Edgar was member of the world renowned Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and toured extensively for six years (U.S.A., Japan, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Central America).EDGAR CORTES DANCE THEATER
is currently showing their new piece “SOL-I-DÓ”, a contemporary dance piece inspired by his native Portugal and its traditions.
for more information please refer to:http://www.edgarcortesdancetheater.com/