ABDIEL FIGUEROA REYES (he/they, Las Vegas, NV) was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico prior to moving to the United States. He began his professional dance training at The Rock Center for Dance while attending Las Vegas Academy of the Arts as a Dance Major. In 2016, he joined the Las Vegas residential company at Contemporary West Dance Theater (formerly known as the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater) under the direction of Bernard H. Gaddis, where he continued his training in modern, ballet, and contemporary. In 2017, he became a member of HSDC’s Professional Program (HS Pro) under the direction of Alexandra Wells where he trained under educators such as Peter Chu, Claire Bataille, and Glenn Edgerton, as well as HSDC company artists and guests. After a one-year apprenticeship, he was promoted to the main company in 2019. He is beginning his fourth year with the company.