Argentine dancer Marianela Nuñez is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet Upper School in 1997 and joined the Company in 1998, promoted to First Soloist in 2000 and to Principal in 2002 aged 20. She has performed all the leading roles in the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertory, including in works by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Jirí Kylián, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Ashley Page, Jerome Robbins, Liam Scarlett, Glen Tetley, Will Tuckett, Antony Tudor and Christopher Wheeldon. Many of her roles have been captured on DVD. She has created numerous roles in Infra, Asphodel Meadows, 'Diana and Actaeon' (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), Human Seasons, Tetractys, Acosta's Carmen and Multiverse, among other works.
Nuñez was born in Buenos Aires and began dancing at the age of three. When she was six she began training at the Teatro Colón Ballet School, joining the Teatro Colón company aged 14. She took on corps and soloist roles and toured internationally, both with the company and as a guest artist with Maximiliano Guerra.
Nuñez’s awards include Best Female Dancer at the 2005, 2012 and 2018 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, Konex de Platino for Best Dancer of the Decade in Argentina in 2009 and the María Ruanova Award in 2011. She received the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, in recognition of her performances in Viscera and in roles created on her in Aeternum and ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012). She has appeared as a guest artist with companies including Vienna State Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, La Scala, Milan, Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón, Ballet Argentino de La Plata and Australian Ballet, and in galas around the world.
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Former Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Cuba and San Francisco Ballet. He trained at Alejo Carpentier School and the National Ballet School in Havana.
Mr. Domitro was nominated for best male dancer at the 2013 Benois de la Danse. He also won the 2008 Gold Medal at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida, the Grand Prix at Peru’s International Ballet Festival in 2003, and in 2000, 1st Prize and the Revelation Award at International Ballet Competition and Ballet Academies Festival in Havana, Cuba. At age 20 he became a Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba and started to build an incredible career sharing the stage with some amazing renowned dancers such as Italian Prima Ballerina Carla Fracci. Later he continued acquiring a large and versatile repertoire at San Francisco Ballet.
Domitro’s major roles as a principal dancer include Albrecht in Tomasson’s & Alonso’s “Giselle”, Snow King and Nutcracker Prince in Thomasson’s “Nutcracker”,Prince & Sugar Plum Cavalier in Alonso’s “Nutcracker”, Mercutio in Tomasson’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo & Mercutio in Alonso’s “Shakespeare & the Masks”, Prince Siegfried in Tomasson’s “Swan Lake”, Basilio in Tomasson’s/Possokhov’s & Alonso’s “Don Quixote”, Franz in Balanchine’s & Alonso’s “Coppelia”, Lensky in Cranko’s “Onegin”, Benjamin in Wheeldon’s “Cinderella”, Prince in Consuegra’s “Cinderella”, Solor in Makarova's “Kingdom of the Shades” from “La Bayadere”, The Creature in Scarlett’s “Frankenstein”, Brown in Robbins’ “Dances at a Gathering”. He created the role of Giovanni and The Swimmer, respectively, in Possokhov’s Francesca da Rimini and Swimmer.
His repertoire also includes Balanchine’s “The Four temperaments”, “Emeralds”, “Rubies”, “Scotch Symphony”, “Symphony in C” and “Theme and Variations”. The title role in Fokine’s “Petrouchka”, Lifar’s “Suite en Blanc”, Edward Liang’s “Wunderland”, McGregor’s “Chroma”, Nureyev’s “Raymonda” Act III, Ratmansky’s “Russian Season” and “Shostakovich Trilogy” (Symphony #9), Robbin’s Opus19 “The Dreamer”, Tomasson’s “7 for Eight”, “Caprice”, “Criss-Cross”, “Prism”, “On a Theme of Paganini”, “Le Quattro Stagioni” and “Trio”. He have also performed the Pas de Deux from Vaganova’s “Diana & Acteon”, the Pas de Deux from Vainonen’s “Flames of Paris”, “La Bayadere” Pas D’action and Zanella's “Alles Walzer” and “Underskin”. Mr. Domitro also worked with cuban choreographers Alberto Mendez, Ivan Tenorio and Eduardo Blanco.
As an international principal guest artist Mr.Domitro have performed with several renowned companies at some of the most important stages around the world. Just to mention a few, Balletto dell’Opera di Roma, Italy, Florida Classical Ballet, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Ballet Dortmund and Hamburg Ballet, Germany, Orlando Ballet, Kremlin International Ballet Festival, Russia, The Gran Ballet Festival del Querataro, Mexico, Panama International Ballet Festival, Roberto Bolle & Friends Galas, Elisa Carrillo & Amigos Galas, Taipei International Ballet Gala, Taiwan, Gala of Stars Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, International Ballet Season with National Ballet of China, Gala Internacional de Ballet Chile, Festival de Ballet Cordoba, Mexico, Collin County Ballet Theater, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, International Ballet Greenville, World Ballet Competition Gala of Stars, Gala de Danza, Mexico, Les Hivernales de la Danse, Belgium, YAGP Stars of Today meet the Stars of Tomorrow, Tampa and Ballet West, The Alicia Alonso Foundation Gala in Madrid, Spain. .
Born and raised in Matanzas Cuba. Former Cincinnati Ballet and Corella Ballet Principal Dancer and First Soloist with Boston Ballet. Her professional training includes The Vocational Arts School “Alfonso Perez Isaac” in Matanzas, Cuba and The National Ballet School in Havana, Cuba. After graduating in 2001, she joining the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso where she danced from 2001-2003.
Ms. Almeida participated at The International Ballet Competition in Havana, Cuba, where she received the Silver Medal in 1997 and 1998 and the Gold Medal in 1999 and 2000. In 1999 she has the honor to participate at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya, Japan and the Gala of Ballet Muses in Tokyo as a partner of cuban ballet prodigy Rolando Sarabia. She was also the first cuban female dancer to be a finalist at the USA International Ballet Competition in 2006.
Almeida’s major principal roles includes Giselle in Devon Carney, Magaly Suarez and Robert Hill’s “Giselle”, Juliet in Victoria Morgan’s “Romeo & Juliet”, Nikiya in “La Bayadere”, Kitri in Kevin Mckenzie and Vladimir Vasiliev’s “Don Quixote”, Medora in “Le Corsaire”, Aurora in Frederick Ashton, Marcelo Angelini, Paul Chalmer and Kirk Peterson’s “Sleeping Beauty”, Odette-Odile in Angel Corella, Victoria Morgan, Magaly Suarez and Robert Hill’s “Swan Lake”, Clara in Alicia Alonso’s “Nutcracker”, Marie in Val Caniparoli’s “Nutcracker”, Carmen in Kirk Peterson’s “Carmen”, Lisa in Jose Pares “La Fille Mal Gardee”, Gamzatti in Natalia Makarova’s “La Bayadere”, Swanilda in Jose Pares and Balanchine/Danilova’s “Coppelia”, Cinderella in “Cinderella”, Mazurka in Florence Clerc’s “Les Sylphides”, Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Mikko Nissinen’s and Victoria Morgan’s “Nutcracker”, Amour and Maid of Honor in Nureyev’s “Don Quixote”, Lady Guinevere in Victoria Morgan’s King Arthur’s “Camelot”.
Her repertoire also includes Balanchine’s “Tchaikovsky pas de deux”, Liberty Bell in “Stars & Stripes”, “El Ballo de la Regina”, Who Cares?, “Concerto Barroco”, “Symphony in C” 1st Movement Principal, Russian Principal in “Serenade”, Edwaard Liang’s “Wunderland”, Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room” and “Baker’s Dozen”, Principal in Arthur Saint-Leon “La Vivandiere”, Pink Pas de Deux in Clark Tippet’s “Bruch Violin Concerto”, Anne Boleyn in Christopher Wheeldon’s “VIII”, Harald Lander’s “Etudes”, 2nd Principal Couple in Wheeldon’s “DGV”, Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma”, Jiri Kylian’s “Symphony of Psalms”, Lead in Stanton Welch’s “Clear” and “Fingerprints”, Jerome Robbins “Fancy Free”, Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia”, Lead in Jorma Elo’s “Awake Only” and many other works by important choreographers like John Cranko, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Jamal Story, Angel Corella, Val Caniparoli, Ivan Tenorio, Alberto Mendez, Eduardo Blanco, Viktor Kabaniaev, George Birkadze, Russell Ducker, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Andrea Schermoly, Trey McIntyre and others…
As an international principal guest artist Ms. Almeida have performed with several renowned companies at some of the most important stages around the world. Just to mention a few, Balleto dell’Opera di Roma in Italy, Ballet Dortmund in Germany, NBA Ballet in Japan, Slovene National Opera and Ballet, Festival Ballet of Providence, Ballet Met, Tulsa Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet San Jose, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Florida Classical Ballet, Ballet Mississippi, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, Ballet Sibiu in Rumania, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, International Ballet Greenville, Collin County Ballet Theater, Open Dance Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Miami International Ballet Festival, Baltic Ballet Festival in Latvia, Nureyev Festival in Kazan, Russia, Kremlin International Ballet Festival in Moscow, Russia, Panama International Ballet Festival, Stars of the 21st Century Gala in Bucarest, The USAIBC,YAGP and WBC Galas, Roberto Bolle & Friends Galas, Taipei International Ballet Gala in Taiwan, Gala of Stars Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, Ballet Stars Gala in Jakarta, Indonesia, International Ballet Season with National Ballet of China, Gala Internacional de Ballet Chile, Festival de Ballet Cordoba, Mexico, Gala de Danza, Mexico, Les Hivernales de la Danse in Belgium, etc…
Dancer Argentine, born in 1967, and belonging to a family of musicians. He began his dance studies at age 10 under the tutelage of Wasil Tupine, and expanded his training at the school of the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, where joined in 1979 and made his entire career. He made his debut with the Ballet Argentino of la Plata. He was a dancer of the Teresa Carreño Foundation of Caracas, and in 1985 became part of the Ballet of the Teatro Colón. In 1987, he began his international career as a guest dancer of the Ballet of Los Angeles, and a year later joined the English National Ballet Dancer as a star. Since 1991 has been guest principal dancer in various companies, including the Deutsche Oper of Berlin, of the Kirov Ballet, the Ballet of Novosibirsk, the Stanislavsky Ballet, the Scala Theatre, the Ballet of the Opera of Rome, the Universal Ballet and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He won the gold medal in the category Senior of the XIII contest international of Ballet de Varna (1988)
Born in Havana, Cuba, Lourdes Gómez graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes as Ballerina/Professor. She immediately joined the Cuban National Ballet, under the direction of Alicia Alonso, where she performed the company’s extensive classical and modern repertoire, and participated in numerous national and international ballet festivals. In the Cuban National Ballet, she reached the rank of First Soloist, performing principal roles, such as Coppélia, La Fille Mal Gardée, Paquita Grand Pas, Majísimo, Grand Pas de Quatre, Don Quijote, Swan Lake, Raymonda Grand Pas, Muñecos, Rara-Avis, Paganini, Tarde en la siesta, Diana & Acteón, among others. In 1988, she received the Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and First Place in the Pas de Deux category. A year later, she was invited to perform Swan Lake as Odette and Odile with Compañía Nacional de Danza in México.
In 1995, Lourdes was hired by the Escuela de Música y Danza de Monterrey in México, where she coached the graduating-level VIII ballet students and prepared many of the dancers for ballet competitions abroad. She also taught courses in History of Dance and Classical Technique for the professional division.
From 2002 to 2010, Lourdes worked as Professor and Ballet Mistress at Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, where she was appointed the position of Principal Ballet Mistress in 2005. For this company, she restaged Giselle and staged several other ballets, such as La Vivandière and Raymonda Grand Pas. Ms. Gómez has also been a Guest Teacher in the Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville and the conservatories of Córdoba and Cádiz in Spain, as well as in the Ballet Conservatory of Brest, France.
From 2011 to 2016, Lourdes worked as Professor and Principal Ballet Mistress of CoDa21, directed by Denisse Eliza, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She also taught the advance-level students of the school. For the following two years, Ms. Gómez was Professor and Assistant to Artistic Direction of Ballet de Monterrey, under the direction of José Manuel Carreño. Currently, Lourdes is a free-lance maître and works as a teacher in various schools in Miami, Florida.
He studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón with the teachers Rosmarie Achard, Wasil Tupin, Enrique Lommi and especially under the tutelage of Rada Eichembaum.
At the age of 16 he began his professional career and was assuming throughout his career the leading roles of works such as "Giselle", "La bayadera" in the version of Natalia Makarova, "The Nutcracker" in the version of Rudolf Nureyev, " La fille mal gardée ”and“ Sylvia ”by Frederick Ashton,“ Romeo and Juliet ”by K. MacMillan,“ Onegin ”by Cranko,“ Raymonda ”,“ Coppelia ”,“ Paquita ”,“ El corsario ”,“ Sleeping Beauty "By Peter Wraight," Don Quijote "by Zarko Prebil," Notre dame de Paris "by French choreographer Roland Petit," Romeo and Juliet "," Adagietto "and" Petrushka "by Oscar Araiz," Estaciones Porteñas "and" Ecos " by Mauricio Wainrot, "Carmen" by Alberto Alonso. "Serenade", "Symphony in Do", "Who cares" and "Apollon" by George Balanchine. He has been invited by Raquel Rossetti to Seven Editions of the Miami International Ballet Festival. He was chosen by the Clarín newspaper as a Figure of the Dance. He has received the José Neglia Prize and was awarded the Konex Prize for the best Argentine dancers of the last decade. Invited by the Santiago de Chile Ballet, he participated in Ricardo Bustamante's “The privateer.” For the 10th “World Ballet Stars” Festival held in Ukraine he performed the ballet “Don Quijote” with Maricel De Mitri. He participated in numerous international galas He accompanied SImona Noja in galas in Austria and Germany.
Together with María Jiménez they performed the “Giselle” ballet in Santander and Madrid
In Richmond, United States "Don Quijote" with Silvina Perillo.
In 2007 he made the “Colors of Dance” tour in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. In Israel he appeared as director and choreographer of the Ballet Tango Buenos Aires group. He created "Three love stories with a river ending" ballet in two acts. Then he created for the Bicentennial of the homeland "Ode for an immigrant." On May 24, 2010 he starred with Silvina Perillo the third act of "Swan Lake" for the reopening of the Teatro Colón. He also worked as Professor of the Higher Institute of Art of the Colón Theater.
He won the "María Ruanova" Award for his brilliant artistic career. He worked in Italy during two summer seasons for the Verona Arena, as First dancer he performed the works "La Strada" in the role of Zampanó and in the tribute to Roland Petit, where Denis Ganio created him "Il Bambino di Vetro", about the last days of the life of the Russian composer. In his last years as an interpreter, he played the roles of Strauss in the choreography of "Cinderella" by Renato Zanella, Ali in "The Corsair" of Holmes, Lescou in "Manon" Orion in "Silvia" of Ashton and the role of Onegin in Cranko's work.
Choreographer Natalia Horecna created the work “Illusionary walls” in Vienna for him. Summoned by Marianela Nuñez they danced together on several international tours and galas as in the complete productions of the “Giselle” “Onegin” and “La Alegre widow” ballets.
He has been teacher at the Ballet Academy at the Vienna Opera and has replaced and created works for the Jungen Ballet Company of the same theater. And in the same city he was with the Volksoper theater company as a guest teacher.
He was artistic advisor of the Teatro Argentino de la Plata.
Ballet master of the Colón theater in Buenos Aires.
He also works in Milan as a maitre of the Alla Scala de Milano , also teacher invited by the Opera of Rome and the Royal Ballet of London.
Former dancer at the National Ballet of Cuba, during his academic career he graduated a classical Ballet dancer and ballet master at the National Arts Schools of Havana, Cuba. Some of his ballet masters were Fernando Alonso, Joaquín Banegas, Josefina Méndez and Ramona de Sáa.
He graduated at the Higher Institute of Art in 1993 and he has a degree in Dance Art with a specialization in ballet in the city of Havana, Cuba.
He also received the status of ballet master of the Higher Institute of Art in Havana (Cuba) and graduated from the Higher Conservatory of Dance of Institut de Teatre (Barcelona) of the Barcelona Provincial Council, specializing in Dance Pedagogy (2015).
His artistic career is brilliant: he made his debut as a professional in 1973 with the National Ballet of Cuba. From 1975 to 1977 he participated in the Ballet of Camagüey. In 1977 he moved back to the National Ballet of Cuba, with Alicia Alonso as a director, where he had an ascending professional career: First Artist 1977, Soloist 1982, First Soloist 1985 and Principal Dancer 1986.
His repertoire includes all the leading roles in the great romantic-classical tradition. He was invited to many dance companies as a principal dancer and he premiered throughout America the version of the Spartacus ballet by the Hungarian choreographer Lazlo Zeregi at the Ballet of Santiago de Chile.
He has shared a staged with stars like Julio Bocca, Marcia Haydee, Vladimir Vasiliev, Alicia Alonso and Paolo Bartolucci among others.
He worked with many contemporary choreographers like Michel Descombey, Jhon Wisman, José Antonio or Antonio Gades, and he perfomed all the work from Cuban choreographers like Alberto Mendes, Gustavo Herrera or Ivan Tenorio.
As a ballet master, we must underline that since 1982 he has combined being a dancer with his job as a ballet master at the Cuban National Ballet School of Havana, where he got excellent results with students, according to Carlos Acosta and Víctor Gili.
In 1992 he collaborated with Ben Stevenson in the production of The Snow Maiden in Santiago de Chile.
In 1994 and 1995 he worked as a ballet master and rehearsal director at the Euskadi Ballet, directed by Rafael Martí. He participated in the performance of Giselle, which is available at the Barakaldo Theatre in San Sebastián and the Fortuny Theatre in Reus.
In 1995 he was guest ballet master at the Ballet Theatre of Bordeaux, in France.
He was also invited to work as a ballet master and rehearsal director at the Ballet of Zaragoza, directed by Arantxa Argüelles.
Since 1999 she has worked as a ballet master in the young company IT Dansa, directed by Catherine Allard.
The academic years of 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 he worked as a ballet master at Scuola di Danza Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera, directed by Paula Jorio. In September 2002 he started working as a ballet master at the professional dance conservatory teaching classical technique, pas de deux and classical repertoire at Institut del Teatre of Barcelona.
The academic years 2004-2005 i 2005-2006 he was a guest ballet master at the prestigious dance school Rudra Béjart of Lausanne, Switzerland.
He was a guest ballet master at the Elmhurst Ballet School of Birmingham and the English National Ballet School, and he worked as ballet master at the Royal Ballet School during the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
In October 2019 he participated in the symposium at the Cuban Ballet School of New York, organized by the prestigious dancer Cynthia Harvey for the ABT, and in December he worked in Havana with the company directed by the prestigious dancer Carlos Acosta.
He is currently starting a new project as the High Performance Dance Programme artistic director, requested by Centre Cultural Terrassa.
He was born in Barcelona and studied at the Institut del Teatre and the Rudra Béjart in Lausanne. Miquel danced in many companies like the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre, the Houston Ballet, the Lanònima Imperial or the Tanzcompangnie Oldenburg, working with choreographers like J. Killiàn, M Béjart, O. Naharin, S. Cellis , S. Eyal, A. van de Broek and Guy & Roni among others.
Since 2010, as general director of Habemus Corpus, he has directed international co-productions with other theatres like Stadttheater Klagenfurt (AT), Staatstheater Oldenburg (DE), Internationale Tanz-Theatre Hannover (DE), Tanzzentrale der Region Nürnberg (DE) o Festival Grec Barcelona (ES). He has been awarded with several international choreography awards like the Stuttgart Solo-Tanz-Theater 2015 (DE), or the Jerusalem Dance Week (Israel) among others. He has been invited as a choreographer by companies like the Miami City Ballet (USA, 2015), Jeune Ballet d’Aquitaine (FR, 2018) or Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL, 2018) and in co-productions in big theatres like Mercat de les Flors (July 2017) or Theaterhaus Stuttgart (April 2016).
He has experience as a ballet master in big schools like Institut del Teatre of Barcelona, teaching creation and choreography. He was also invited by companies like Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL), Staatstheater Ösnabruck (DE) o De Stilte (NL) and European conservatories like Codarts Rotterdam (NL), Royal Ballet School Antwerp (BE) or Jeune Ballet d’Aquitaine (FR) for master classes, creative workshops or regular training sessions. At an international level, he developed his own creation methods: the Witness method, used in professional performances, workshops in festivals or companies; and the Exodus method, which is used for a fast creation of stage organizations where body and mind fight each other, more focused on intensive workshops, auditions or physical experiments. All these branches and methods have been applied to different situations. Creations with companies like the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam or Habemus Corpus, conservatories like Codarts (NL), Institut del Teatre (BCN), Studio Adage (FR) or Alienor Ballet (FR), and festivals like the Tanztheater International Hannover (DE) Festival Mes de Danza Sevilla (ES) or the Open Look Festival of Saint Petersburg (RU).