Actor, choreographer and director, Broadway performing credits include Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s On Your Feet, Lincoln Center’s Twelfth Night, Man of La Mancha, Fosse, Victor/Victoria, and Paul Simon’s The Capeman.
Performances at New York’s Public Theater include Hamlet, Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry VIII, and Antony and Cleopatra, starring and directed by Vanessa Redgrave.
Choreography credits include West Side Story, The Somewhere Project, celebrating Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary; Tony Kushner’s translation of Mother Courage and her Children starring Meryl Streep and the musical Radiant Baby, both directed by George C. Wolfe. Also, The Three Penny Opera at Williamstown Theater Festival starring Betty Buckley; Jose Rivera’s premiere of References to Salvador Dali make me hot starring Rosie Pérez, and the revival of Pablo Cabrera’s La Verdadera Historia de Pedro Navaja in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Directing works include Putting Out by Australian writer Laura E Bray and Hedwig and the angry Inch (also producer and translation) at the Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival in Puerto Rico (Best Production Award 2010). For the 2018-19 season he will be resetting Jerome Robbins’ original West Side Story choreography at Houston Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet, Glimmerglass Festival, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera and Atlanta Opera. He is currently a collaborator on the new film version of West Side Story, directed by Stephen Spielberg
Julio attended the University of Puerto Rico, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from CUNY’s Brooklyn College. He now lives in New York City.