Born in Havana, Cuba, on October 23, 1965. He begins his dance studies in 1975, at the Cuban National School of the Arts, where he graduates as dancer and dance professor in 1983. This same year he joins the National Ballet of Cuba, under the direction of Alicia Alonso. In 1988 he is promoted to principal dancer of this company. A versatile artist, he performs roles in both the classical and contemporary repertory.
In 1988, he wins the silver medal at the international ballet competition in Varna, Bulgaria.
In 1992, he takes the gold at the international ballet competition in Houlgate, France.
In 1993, he wins the gold at the international ballet competition of Luxembourg.
From 1990 to 1993, he is principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of Flanders.
From 1993 to 1997, he becomes one of Maurice Béjart’s principal artistic elements with the Béjart Ballet.
From 1997 to 2003, he is a member of the Paris-based equestrian theatre company Zingaro, directed by Bartabas. There he is assistant choreographer for the productions "Éclipse" and "Triptyk", while continuing his work with Béjart.
In 1998, he actively participates in the "Alpes" project, a platform for experimental music under the direction of Patrice Moullet.
He creates his original choreography “L’air de Rien” in Brussels.
In 2002 he is currently working with the Ballet of the Opera of Nice in France, as both ballet master and assistant director.
Julio Arozarena is a scenic phenomenon in his own right. Stunning, precise and luminous in his every movement, he has a powerful presence and a staggering lucidity. He is now setting up his own company, seeking to create a structure where experienced artists... musicians, actors, circus performers and visual artists... can contribute in equal measure to the elaboration of a new language of movement, and with it, a new theatrical alchemy.