Philip Perez was born in Colombia and adopted to New York City. At the age of seven he began attending classes at the JKO School at American Ballet Theatre studying under Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens. In 2010 Alexei Ratmansky cast Philip as the Young Prince in the company’s new production of The Nutcracker; a role he reprised for three years. In 2015 Philip continued his training at Boston Ballet School under Peter Stark and Margaret Tracey. Philip then joined Nashville Ballet II where he performed many roles including Russian and Grandfather in The Nutcracker, as well as in Swan Lake, Who Cares?, Four Seasons, Four Temperaments, and Divertimento #15. In 2017, Philip became a member of Colorado Ballet’s Studio Company performing in Dracula, The Nutcracker, and Romeo & Juliet. Philip joined Boulder Ballet in 2018.