Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Ezlimar started her ballet studies in the Classical Ballet School in Venezuela, where she graduated in 1996. She became an apprentice with the Classical Ballet of Camara at the age of 13. In 1996, she participated in the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. After this competition, Ezlimar obtained a scholarship in order to continue her ballet studies at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. She received a full scholarship from the UNESCO to study ballet at the Ecole Superieure de Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes, France.
Ezlimar danced in several companies in South America and the United States such as Ballet Clasico de Camara, Ballet Teresa Carreño, Ballet Contemporaneo de Caracas, Charleston Ballet Theatre, State Street Ballet, Neos Dance Theatre, Oklahoma City Ballet, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Colombian Classical Ballet Company and Tulsa Ballet, being featured in corps de ballet, soloist and leading roles.
In 2006, Ezlimar participated in the Jackson International Ballet Competition. She has danced the leading roles of Esmeralda, Le Corsaire, Grand Pas Classique, Paquita, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, Coppelia, Midsummer Night´s Dream, Carmina Burana, LaTraviata, Nous Sommes, Lickety Split, Carmen, Paris Rouge, Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Who Cares, Play from Stanton Welch, Bournonville’s Napoli, Romeo and Juliet, Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, Tudor’s Lilac Garden among others. She has worked with important dance teachers and choreographers such as Maria Eugenia Barrios, Mario Galizzi, Oscar Araiz, Rosella Hightower, Alla Sizova, James Urbain, Christopher Fleming, Juan Carlos Peñuela, Bill Soleau, Jill Eathorne Bahr, Danny Pelzig, Jacob Sparso, Shelley Washington, Amanda McKerrow, John Gardner, Amy Seiwert and others.
Ezlimar has also taught in different ballet schools in the United States such as Nunnbetter Dance Theatre in New Jersey, Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet, Los Olivos Dance Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA, Ventura Ballet Company in California, The Dance Department in Oklahoma City, Dancephase in Oklahoma City. She has also been the guest teacher at San Pedro City Ballet’s summer intensives for the past six years, and was the Assistant artistic director of Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet.
While working for Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet, NCYB’s students won Top 12 at the 2017 YAGP Regionals in Indianapolis, Indiana, Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallists at the 2017 Dance Cincinnati Youth Competition and Winner in the Dance Category at the 2017 Cincinnati Overture Awards.
Ezlimar is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.
Ezlimar is thrilled to join the MSCD staff.