Born in Holland and raised in Madrid (Spain), Manuel Barriga studied ballet with Victor Ullate and Carmina Ocana. He started his professional career with Ballet San Jose, then moved to New York City to dance with New York Theatre Ballet while occasionally performing with Barcelona Ballet (formerly Corella Ballet) in Natalya Makarova's La Bayadere and Paris Opera Ballet in Maurice Bejart's Bolero for the Lincoln Center Festival. In August 2012 Mr. Barriga joined Carolina Ballet for their 15th season.
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