Born in Cuba. He began dancing at the age of 9 at the Cuban National Ballet School, where he won 2nd place at the International Competition of Ballet in 2009. Crespo joined The National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Ms Alicia Alonso in 2009. During his five seasons with the company, he performed in: Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker. In 2013, Crespo joined Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami where he performed leading roles in Le Corsaire, Firebird, and Spector of the Rose. He later joined Ballet Arizona under the direction of Ib Anderson, where he performed many classical ballets, contemporary pieces, George Balanchine repertoire, as well as original works by IbAndersen and Nayon Lovino. His most memorable roles are Golden Idol in La Bayadére, Arabian pas de deux in The Nutcracker, and pas de trois in Swan Lake, as well as Balanchine’s Four Temperaments and Western Symphony. In 2013 he joined Milwaukee Ballet, where he is now Leading Artist, and most recently danced Sinbad in Scheherazade, Karl/The Prince in The Nutcracker, James in La Sylphide, and Siegfried in Swan Lake. Crespo is now also a member of Ballet Arts Dance Company, where he has performed as a guest artist 2013 and 2019.
Esnel Ramos Hernandez is a Cuban dancer. As a child, he trained with the maitre Vicentina de La Torre in Camaguey, Cuba and later graduated from National Ballet School of Cuba in Havana. Between 2009 and 2011 he won the Gold Medal three times at the International Ballet Competition in Havana. Shortly after he joined National Ballet of Cuba, under the direction of Alicia Alonso, and danced solo and principal roles in Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, and Carmen. Mr. Hernandez was also a principal dancer with Jalisco Ballet in Mexico where his repertoire included Romeo & Juliet, La Fille Mal Gardee, and Nutcracker. As a professional dancer, he travelled the world dancing the leading roles in the great classics and contemporary pieces by important choreographers. He debuted with Ballet Arts Dance Company in Coppélia - Spring 2019 and is now a permanent dancer with Ballet Arts, performing at all its functions in the upcoming season. Presently also dancing with New Jersey Ballet Company. He joined Ballet Arts Dance Company to have more opportunities to express himself and share new experiences with other young dancers.
Born and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida. She attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts while also attending School of Ballet Arts in Lake Worth, FL. Since 2015 she has attended their CuBallet summer intensive program, studying with Deborah Marquez and Laura Alonso. Amanda has also performed in their Summer Gala programs, dancing solo’s, and pas de deuxs and group ensemble pieces. In summer 2019, she attended The School of Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Ballet and Contemporary program. In 2015 and 2016 respectively, Ms Davis received the,
Youngarts Merit award and Honorable mention in Jazz Dance. In spring of 2019, she earned her BFA degree from the New World School of the Arts. During the last four years she has performed numerous pieces by various choreographers including: Aszure Barton, Darrell Moultrie, Didy Veldman, Jae Man Joo, Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Matthew Neenan, Merce Cunningham, and Eduardo Vilaro. Amanda is presently a dance instructor at the School of Ballet Arts and is excited to be a part of its new dance company, Ballet Arts.
Born in Havana, Cuba. Since she began dancing at the early age of 3, she was committed to becoming a professional dancer. Yanlis graduated from the National School of Ballet in Cuba, where she was privileged to study under many of their greatest teachers including: Ramona de Saa, Fernando Alonso, Marta Iris Fernandez, Marta Gonzalez and Ana Julia Bermudez. While being a student she received many awards. She graduated with professional honors and in 2011, she became a soloist with National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Ms. Alicia Alonso. As a member of National Ballet of Cuba, Yanlis performed around the world, including Spain, Italy, Oman, France, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, China, and USA. She held many roles in a vast selection of classical roles. Ms. Abreu looks forward to being a member of Ballet Arts Dance Company, to share her experiences and participate in the wide variety of dances that this company will be performing.
Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Currently a University student, pursuing the Higher Degree in Classical Dance Pedagogy at the Alicia Alonso Dance Institute, Rey Juan Carlos IIUniversity (URJC) Madrid; training in the Cuban technique..Formed and performed as a principal dancer with Western Ballet Theater in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, under the direction of Nana Badrena and in Ballet Escenario, under the direction of Elmer Pérez. Also danced featured roles as Principal Dancer with EMBAE, Ballet Etudes of Florida, , Puerto Rico Participated in the Puerto Rican Parade in New York, LAI Dance Competition, On Stage 7th Group Theater Biennial in Santiago, República Dominicana and International Dance Festival in San Juan, Puerto Rico for many years. Is a Collaborating teacher in EMBAE and with the Breaking Point Group, and a choreographer and essayist in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Debuted with Ballet Arts Dance Company this Summer of 2019 in their CuBallet Gala in Lake Worth. under
Dance has always been part of his life and he hopes to offer Ballet Arts Dance Company all his professionalism and worthiness..
Born in Cuba, she began training at the Escuela Provincial de Ballet Alejo Carpentier in Cuba, until age 12, when she moved to the United States. In the U.S. she earned a full scholarship at the Orlando Ballet School under Peter Stark, where she performed as Clara in Bruce Mark’s The Nutcracker. At the Harid Conservatory, Boca Raton, Florida, Hernandez trained under: Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina, and Svetlana Osiyeva, and appeared in Mark Godden’s Fable and Corazon de La Llama. After graduating, she joined Orlando Ballet where she performed in La Danse by Telmo Moreira, the lead roles in Robert Hill’s Allegretto and Huapango, as well as Abdur Rahim Jackson’s premiere of again for the first time. Ms Hernandez, has competed in the Youth American Grand Prix, winning 3rd place in 2009 and 1st place Senior Contemporary in 2014. She joined the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2014, where she danced in Michael Pink’s Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Giselle, and Cinderella before joining the Company in 2015. Last season, she danced the title role in Kathryn Posin’s Scheherazade. She has been dancing with Milwaukee Ballet Company since 2015. In 2020 she joins Ballet Arts Dance Company and will dance in its major performances. Since then she has danced the title roles in Scheherazade by Kathryn Posin, Lambarena by Val Caniparoli, A Day in the Life by Trey McIntyre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Bruce Wells, New Contemporary Works every season and Michael Pink’s classics such as Dracula, La Boheme, and Mirror Mirror.
Born in Cuba. He graduated from The National Ballet School of Cuba with honors. There he danced under the direction of Ms Alicia Alonso, from 2008 to 2014 as a soloist. Mr. Macias then moved to the United States and danced with Ballet Evolution of Charleston in South Carolina. His performances include soloist in: Giselle, Nutcracker, Majjisimo, Dionanea, Dialogo, Coppelia, and Carnival of the Animals. Swan Lake, Shakespeare, Cinderella, Fille mal Gardee, and Bayadere. In 2018 he was a guest artist at Ballet Arts Dance Company and is now a permanent member. Carlos is looking forward to joining Ballet Arts dance company and share his passion .
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