David Alvarez - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 9, 2022

David Alvarez
Profession: Actor, Dancer
Best Known For: Billy Elliot the Musical (theatre play)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : May 11, 1994 (age 29)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
David Alvarez-Gonzalez
Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: David Alvarez-Carbonell
Mother's Name: Yanek
Siblings: 2

Max Alvarez (brother)
Carlos Alvarez (brother)

University: American Ballet Theatre, Y School of Music
Ethnicity: Cuban
Nationality: Canadian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 72 kg (158.73 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is David Alvarez?

David Alvarez is an actor, dancer by profession, and Canadian by nationality. He is well known for playing Billy in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical as well as the film West Side Story.

David Alvarez – Age, Parents, Siblings

David Alvarez’s birth took place on May 11, 1994, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was born David Alvarez-Gonzalez to his father David Alvarez-Carbonell, a professor of biology and chemistry, and his mother Yanek, an actress, and director of the theater. 

His parents are of Cuban descent. He is not the only child of his parents and has two siblings- brothers Max Alvarez and Carlos Alvarez. The family had moved to San Diego and Alvarez’s first languages were French and Spanish.

young David Alvarez (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

David Alvarez began taking classical ballet at the California Ballet and was awarded a full-merit scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). He also trained in classical piano at the 92nd Street Y School of Music with the Recanati-Kaplan merit scholarship. Alvarez also went to Case Western Reserve University.

His ethnicity is Cuban.

David Alvarez – Girlfriend, Relationship

There have been no records of David Alvarez’s dating history and past girlfriends. He is believed to be single.

David Alvarez in West Side Story as Bernardo (Image: Just Jared)

David Alvarez – Career

College Days, Theatre

While still at ABT, he danced in the plays The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty, while still continuing to train in ballet. In 2008 he was included in the top 10 young ballet dancers to watch by Dance Spirit Magazine.

Alongside Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish, David Alvarez was cast in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot the Musical. He portrayed the role from 2008 to 2010 and in On the Town.


David Alvarez has also been featured on several TV shows Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, CBC News, and Despierta America. After serving in the US Army for two and a half years he returned to theatre. 

In 2018 it was announced that he had been cast in the 2020 film West Side Story as Bernardo.


On the set of West Side Story, David Alvarez starred alongside Rachel Zegler, Ben Cook, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll, and Ariana DeBose.

David Alvarez – Awards, Nominations

For his work in Billy Elliot the Musical, Alvarez jointly won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish jointly won the Tony Award (Image: The New York Times)

David Alvarez – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Alvarez are under review and will be updated.

David Alvarez – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media such as Instagram, David Alvarez is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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