The Argentinean choreographer MAURICIO WAINROT was born in Buenos Aires. He studied at the Teatro Colón High School of Arts and danced as principal guest dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Teatro Municipal Ballet of Rio de Janeiro, and the Ballet de Cámara of Caracas, the Ballet Contemporáneo of Buenos Aires and the Grupo de Danza Contemporánea of Teatro San Martín.
Mauricio Wainrot left Argentina in 1986, invited by Ulf Gaad, Artistic Director of the Goteborg Opera of Sweden, to stage Anne Frank, Symphony of Psalms and Three Argentine Dances. Due to the success of this program, he was invited to set his works and to create new ones for companies in Europe and America. From 1987 to 1990, he was the resident choreographer of Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal, and from 1989 to 1991, permanent guest choreographer for the Hildesheim Stadttheater in Germany. He was the permanent Guest Choreographer of The Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium, from 1991 to 2004 and created 11 successful ballets for this distinguished company, including Tango Plus. He is the Artistic Director of Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martin of Buenos Aires since 1999.
Mauricio Wainrot has been a guest teacher at MUDRA International (Bejart's Company School) in Brussels, at the Hochschule fur Müsik und Darstellende Kunste Frankfurt, and the Teatro Colón High School Of Arts in Buenos Aires. He was a jury member of the Choreographic Contest de la Villa de Madrid in 1992 and the Dance World Montecarlo Competition in 2000.
More than 40 companies have premiered Wainrot's works, English National Ballet, Royal Ballet de Wallonie, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Richmond Ballet, The Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Juilliard Dance Ensemble, The Ballet de l´Opera de Bordeaux, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, and Ballet of Teatro Colon among others.