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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)
LANGUAGE: SPANISH, ENGLISH ,ITALIAN
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 Carmenand 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.
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.
Cuban dancer Yolanda Correa is a Principal of the StaatsBallet Berlin since 2018. She was a Principal Dancer of the Norwegian National Ballet Oslo from 2010 to 2018 and of Victor Ullate Ballet Spain from 2009 to 2010. Correa joined the National Ballet of Cuba Havana from 2000 to 2010 where she was promoted to Prima Ballerina in 2005. Her roles include: John Cranko's "Onegin" ( Tatiana ); Alicia Alonso's and K. Boyadijev's "The Nutcracker" ( Clara ); Alicia Alonso's, Anna Marie Holme's and Yuri Grigorowich's "Swan Lake" ( Odette/Odile ); George Balanchine's "Tchaikovsky Pas-de-Deux", "Piano Concerto", "Theme and Variations" and "Symphony in C"; William Forsythe's "Steptext", "In the Middle" and "Somewhat Elevated"; Victor Ullate's "Wonderland" ( Creation ), "Samsara", "Laberinto" and "L'Apres Midi d'un Faune"; Jiri Kylian's "Wings of Wax", "Petite Mort", "Gods and Dogs", "Bella Figura", "Stepping Stones", "Symphony of Psalms" and "Tiger Lily"; Marit MoumAune's and Cina Espejord's "Ghosts"; Paul Lightfoot's and Sol Leon's "Same Difference" and Patrice Bart's "Swan Lake" ( Odette/Odile ).
Correa was born in Cuba and began dancing at a very young age. She joined the Vocational School of Art Holguin from 1992 to 1997 and she trained at the Cuban State Ballet School Havana from 1997 and on graduating in 2000 she entered the National Ballet of Cuba.
Correa has appeared as a guest artist with companies around the world: Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm, Ballet of Teatro di San Carlo Napoli, The Kremlin Ballet Moskow, Ballet of Kazan, Compania Nacional de Danza Madrid. Her awards include: "International Meeting of Ballet Academies" ( 1999 Winner ); "Grand Prix Giuliana Penzi" ( 2010 Winner ); "Premio Positano" ( 2012 Best Female Newcomer ); "Wilhelmsen Holding ASA Company Awards for Opera and Ballet" ( 2014 Winner ); "Prix Benois de la Danse" ( 2014 Nomination as Best Female Dancer ).
Cuban native Osiel Gouneo, although still quite young, is already a celebrity of the international dance scene and renowned for his jumping power and outstanding technique. Born in 1990 in Matanzas, Cuba, he began his training at the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana in 2005. In 2008 he joined the Cuban National Ballet, where he was appointed a principal dancer in 2011. Afterwards, Osiel Gouneo danced with the Norwegian National Ballet for three years. With the beginning of the 2016/17 season, he joined the the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a principal dancer. He performed on stages such as the Coliseum in London, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Paris Opera and the National Theatre Japan in Tokyo. Besides his performances with the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Osiel Gouneo also guests as a principal dancer with the English National Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet and numerous dance festivals and galas.
(Information as of February 2019)
Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko, Michael Corder)
The Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty
The Moor in Petrushka
Prince in The Nutcracker
Prince in Swan Lake (Alicia Alonso, Derek Dean)
Prince in Cinderella
Basilio in Don Quixote
Franz in Coppélia
Des Grieux and Lescaut in Manon
Escamillo in Carmen (Liam Scarlett)
Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett
Albrecht in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Lead Soloist 1st movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Solor in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Title role in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Title role in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Grand Pas de deux from Don Quijote (M. Petipa)
Philostrat / Puck in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Basilio in Don Quijote (R. Barra/L. Minkus)
Dancer in Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Abderakhman in Raymonda (M. Petipa/R. Barra)
1st solo couple in Jewels (Rubies) (G. Balanchine)
Günther in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Gaston Rieux in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Onegin in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko