Galina Alvarez


            Began her ballet training at the Provincial School Alejo Carpertier in Havana Cuba. She continued her studies a the the School of Arts where she was awarded the Golden Diploma for being the most Distinguished Student of Her Generation. She then, joined the National Ballet of Cuba, where she became a Principal Dancer. Her professional training has been influenced by such celebrities as Alicia Alonso, Loipa Araujo, Josephina Mendez, Aurora Bosch, Mirta Pla, Laura Alonso,  Silvia Marichal, Joaquin Banegas, Maria Elena Llorente, Martha Garcia, Magalys Suarez and  Migdalia Montero .

With the National Ballet of Cuba, she toured Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, and the USA. Throughout her cast balet career she has interpreted the main characters of the great classics such as Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Le Fille Mal Garde, Cinderella, Coppellia, and others. She has worked with great choreographers from the USA, Cuba, Argentina, and Spain. Many who have created works especially for her. 

She has been the partner of such renowned dancers as Carlos Acosta, Igor Yebra, Rolando Sarabia, Lazaro Carreño, and Ernesto Quenedit, among others. 

She participated at the Stars Gala in Budapest, Hungary. She was awarded the Medal for National Culture of Cuba. She has also participated at international galas in Cuba, Spain Edinburgh, France and Italy. She has been the Repetitrice for solo couples of the National Ballet of Cuba, and also as the ballet mistress for the Ballet de Monterrey, Mexico where she participated in choreographies based on original versions of full masterpieces like Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Le Byadere, Paquita Grand Pas de Deux, and Pas de Deux Flames of Paris, and Spring Waters. She has been the assistant to renowned world choreographers, and has worked closely under the direction of Robert Hill, while in Monterrey. The College of Music and Dance of Monterrey has invited her to help adjudicate for several competition.