Jorge Barani, born in Matanzas, Cuba, graduated from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba in 2010. His professional career started in National Ballet of Cuba where he performed important roles in ballets. Mr. Barani was also invited to perform Manon with the Royal Ballet of London on their tour in Cuba in 2009.
In 2012, he joined Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico where Barani performed many roles such as: Bronze Idol form La Bayadere, Bullfighters of Ballet Don Quixote, Pas de deux Le Corsaire, Pas de Trois Swan Lake, friends in Ballet Giselle, Gypsy Soloist from Don Quixote, Pas de Deux Flames of Paris , Pas de Deux Le Corsaire , Diana and Acteon and Comtemporary Choreographies to mention a few of them.
Jorge came to the United States that same year and was invited to the YAGP Finals in New York dancing the Flames of Paris Pas de Deux at Final Gala with Maria Kochetkova Principal Dancer of San Francisco Ballet. 
Jorge Barani's audition in Episode 1202 consisted of performing a ballet routine in which he portrayed a hunter. Simon Cowell buzzed the act. Simon Cowell voted ¨No¨ but Howie, Mel B and Heidi Klum all voted ¨Yes¨ sending him to the next round.