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Director and choreographer
He began his dance lessons at an early age in his city, La Plata, and readily enters the Art Institute of the Colón theatre in Buenos Aires, and he studied in SAS during the season 1992-1993 For your average ten (10) wins a scholarship
of improvement in The School of American Ballet, where he remains a full year. His professional career began in 1991 as Principal Dancer the Argentinean Theatre of La Plata, and in July 1993, entered International competition for the
Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, assuming the roles of Principal Dancer. In March 1995, he is invited by Mr. Anthony Dowel to joined the Royal Ballet in London and as Principal Dancer of the company occurs during 1995-2005 in all annual seasons the Covent Garden Royal Opera House
In October 2005 he is invited by Mr Ted Brandsen and joins as Principal Guest dancer at the Dutch National Ballet Dancer (Netherlands). His official debut was on April 4, 2006 with Swan Lake. Since then, he comes in every season the company performed in the Het Muziektheater Opera House. During his career he has danced on some of the world ìs most important international stages and festivals., as The Covent Garden Royal Opera House, Het Muziektheater Opera House, Metropolitan Opera House de New York, Bolshoi Theatre de Moscú, Mariinsky Theatre de Lenningrado; Alla Scalla de Milan, Colón Theatre of Buenos Aires; N.K Hall de Japan; World Ballet Festival of Tokyo, Japan; Lincoln Center Festival, United Estates; The Ashton Celebration, USA; Gala des Etoiles de Montreal, Canada; Vail International Dance Festival, Colorado USA; International Ballet Stars of Ohio, USA, Festival Diaghilev, Russia, Gala Award Príncipe de Asturias, Spain; Gala the Stars of
Theatre Real de Madrid, Spain; Festival International Ballet of Cremona, Italia; Gala Tribute a Rudolf Nureyev at Scalla di Milano, Italia; Galas de Stars of XXI century, Paris France; Festival International of Ballet of Habana, Cuba; Festival International of Ballet Edinburg, Scotland, and several others. In addition to his roles as Etoile international, in 2000 he creates his Argentinean Ballet Company, “Ballet concert” with which has been presented at renowned stages and international festivals in Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa; some of them are Gerald Ford Amphitheatre Denver, United States of America; Aronoff Theatre – Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Tribeca Performing Arts Center, United States; Kifisia Theatre, Athens, Greece; Rialto Theatre, Limassol, Cyprus; Municipal Theater of Larnaca, Cyprus; Municipal Theatre of Strovolos, Cyprus; Theatre Vanemuine, Estonia; Cairo Opera House,Egypt; Alexandria
Opera House, Egypt; Damascus Opera House, Syria; Ravenna Festival, Italy; Invito alla Danza Festival, Rome, Italy; Theatre Comunale Francesco Cilea in Reggio Calabria, Italy; Theatre Verdi in Terni, Italy; Theatre Fraschini, Italy; Summer Opera Festival of Castle Romeo-Montecchio, Italy; Theatre Comunale
Giuseppe Verdi – Gorizia, Italy; – Mestre Toniolo Theatre, Italy; Theater Morlacchi-Perugia, Italy; Academy Theatre Conegliano, Italy; Theater Rossini- Civitanova Marche, Italy; Theater Ente Fiera Vicenza Dance Festival, Theater Alfieri in Asti,
Italy; Thailand Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand; Grand Theatre, Shanghai; International Festival of art, Shanghai; Municipal Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand; Municipal Theater of Dunedin, New Zealand; Festival Milenni at theTheater Tivoli in Barcelona, Spain. Theater Arriaga of Bilbao; Auditorio Baluarte in Pamplona, Spain; Municipal Theatre of Roquetas de Mar, Spain; Theatre of Madrid, Spain; New theatre Apollo, Spain; Katara Drama Theatre, Qatar; DUCTAC, Dubái, Korea Expo 2012; Theater Colón of Buenos Aires; Theater Solís of Montevideo, Uruguay; Theatre Colsubsidio Bogota, Colombia; National Theatre of Guatemala; National Theater of Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana; National Theater in Managua, Nicaragua National Theatre of Panama, Panamá; Museum of the Nation in Lima, Peru; Festival Internacional de Trujillo, Perú; National Theatre of Quito, Ecuador, Auditorio National, Mexico and so on.
As Principal Dancer has developed an extensive repertoire: Swans Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Winter Dreams, Anastasia, Sinfonietta, Scene de Ballet, Dances Concertantes,
Symphonic Variations, The Judas tree, New Bintley Ballet, Songs of the Earth, Giselle, Ondine, Serenade, Spartacus monotones, Carmen, Remanso, Mozart, La fille Malle Gardee, Raymonda, Eugene Onegin, La Sylphide, The Bayedere, Le Corsaire, Paquita, Gloria Birthday Offering, Symphony in C, The Lile garden, Gaite Parisienne, Walpurgis Night, Valses, Suite en blanc, Coppelia, perseverance, Pavanne for a Dead Princess, The Prince of the Pagodas, Tchaikovski Pas de Deux, La Esmeralda, Sylvia, Rhapsody, Towards Poetry, Combat, Dance Graduate, Ractime, wizard child, Carmina Burana, Interplay, Bolero (Music: M. Ravel), Pampeana, Destination Buenos Aires (Tango) Tango in gray, Five Tango, Apollo and aunts, Games, Floralis, La Traviata, God pay it, among many others. Iñaki Urlezaga is elected by the BMG to record in Philadelphia, USA, the video «The Day that you love me” /»El Día que me quieras» with Michael Bolton and Raul Di Blasio. In 2003 as the same time in his career as Principal dancer he began his career as choreographer creating ballets that have received excellent praise of specialized press, and have been performed at international festivals “La Traviata” Music by G. Verdi; «Romeo y Julieta» Music Prokofiev; “Sylvia“ Music
by L. Delibes, “Floralis” Music by S. Prokofiev; «Chopin Tales» Music by F. Chopin, “Nutcracker”.Music by Tchaicowsky, «God pay it»; «Swan Lake» Giselle; «Don Quixote» His choreographic productions have been presented with great success at the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, Solís Theater in Montevideo, Vail International Dance Festival, the Montreal Star Gala, Egypt Cairo Opera House, Madrid Theater, Verdi Theater in Italy, including other sstages. During 2013, the Presidency of Argentina called to Iñaki Urlezaga to found the first National Ballet, and he was his artistic director until December 2017. During 2018 Iñaki Urlezaga made a worldwide farewell tour as dancer;
Recently Iñaki Urlezaga premiered in St. Petersburg, december 5th, his
choreography The Queen of The Spades for the celebrations for the 225 years of the birth of Alexander Puskhin for the Yacobson Ballet, and his artistic team is very important, Mr. Ezio Frigerio for the sets and Mrs. Franca Squarciapino for the costumes, they are greats and glorious Artists. During the season 2020 this production will be in The Bolshoi Theater (may 2020)
First special award in the Latin American competition of Ballet (1990), Silver
medalat the International Ballet competition in Paris (1992)
Medal and three special mentions at the International Ballet competition of Moscow (1993), first prize in the arts and in The Sciences of Coca-Cola (1994),
Best dancer of the year, awarded by the critics of Mexico (1999)
Critic’s Circle Dance Awards 2000 – Best Male Dancer of the Year 2000 (2001), Foundation Award Konex (2002),
María Ruanova ìs Award to the best Argentinean dancer (2003)
Critic ìs Circle Dance Awards 2004
Best Male Dancer of the year 2004 (2005)
Les Etoiles de Ballet 2000. Cannes (2006) Positano Award 2006 price to Excellence, in Italy.
Arianni Martin began dancing at the age of nine at the Vocacional Art School Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. When she was fifteen years old, she was selected for further studies at the National Ballet School, Habana, under the supervision of Ramona de Saa. In 2010 Arianni joined the National Ballet of Cuba where she held the rank of soloist for three years, and competed in National and International Contests .
Arianni’s accomplishments include bronze and silver medals at National and International Competitions in 2009 and 2010 in Cuba. From Cuba, Arianni came to the United States in 2013 and began working with Ballet Arizona. With this company she has had the opportunity to go to the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, where she was one of the finalists.
While dancing with Ballet Arizona she has had the opportunity to dance principal roles in Cinderella, La Bayadere, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Napoli, and George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, Western Symphony, La Sonnambula, Apollo, and Symphony in Three Movements.
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…
Gonzalo Garcia is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Mr. Garcia began his training at Escuela de Danza Maria de Avila. In 1995, Garcia became the youngest gold medal recipient at the Prix de Lausanne, where he was invited by Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Ballet, to train as scholarship student at the San Francisco Ballet School. In 1998, Mr. Garcia joined the San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. He was promoted to soloist in 2000, and to principal dancer in 2002. In 2004, Mr. Garcia was invited to perform with the New York City Ballet as part of the 2004 Balanchine Centennial Celebration, and later joined the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer in 2007.
Mr Garcia has performed featured roles in
Such works as George Balanchine's Apollo, La Source, Prodigal Son ,Rubies and Tchaickovsky Pas de Deux ; William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Artifact Suite ; Jerome Robbins Andantino, Dances at a Gathering, Dybbuk, Fanfare, Glass Pieces, Opus 19: The Dreamer and Other Dances; Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, Mercurial Maneuvers and DGV.
Mr. Garcia has originated featured roles in works by Christopher Wheeldon (Continuum, Fool’s Paradise) Alexei Ratmansky (Concerto DSCH, Pictures at an Exhibition, Carnival of the Animals), Justin Peck (Rodeo, The Most Incredible Things,The Decalogue)Liam Scarlett's (Acheron), Mark Morris (Sylvia, A Garden, Sand Paper), and Lar Lubvovich (Elemental Brubeck)
Mr. Garcia has performed as a Principal Guest Artist with the Paris Opera Ballet (Jewels), the Marinsky Ballet (Symphony in C), the Boston Ballet (Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake), Rome Opera Ballet (Apollo), Teatro Colón (Romeo & Juliet), and Oklahoma Ballet (Giselle) among many others.
Gonzalo Garcia was nominated for a Benois de la Dans Award in 2002 and was a finalist at the Erick Bruhm’s competition the same year. He received an Isadora Duncan Foundation Award for his performance as Apollo with the San Francisco Ballet in 2004. Gonzalo was also invited by the George Balanchine Foundation to dance 'Le Baiser de la Fée' and La Source as part of the George Balanchine Foundation Video .
Russian dancer Natalia Osipova is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as a Principal in autumn 2013, after appearing as a Guest Artist the previous Season as Odette/Odile (Swan Lake) with Carlos Acosta. Her roles with the Company include Giselle, Kitri (Don Quixote), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Titania (The Dream), Marguerite (Marguerite and Armand), Juliet, Tatiana (Onegin), Manon, Sylvia, Mary Vetsera (Mayerling), Natalia Petrovna (A Month in the Country), Anastasia, Gamzatti and Nikiya (La Bayadère) and roles in Rhapsody, Serenade, Raymonda Act III, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux. She has created numerous roles – in Strapless, Woolf Works, Tetractys, Connectome, Medusa and works by Possokhov and Ratmansky, among others.
Osipova was born in Moscow and began dancing at the age of five. Aged eight she joined the Mikhail Lavrosky Ballet School. From 1995 to 2004 she trained at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography and on graduating entered the corps of the Bolshoi Ballet, where she was promoted to principal in 2010. Her repertory there included Kitri (Don Quixote), Giselle, Nikiya and Gamzatti (La Bayadère), La Sylphide, Esmerelda, Princess Aurora and Swanilda (Coppélia). In 2011 she left the Bolshoi to join the Mikhailovsky Ballet as a principal.
Osipova has appeared as a guest artist with companies around the world. In March 2012 she became a principal of American Ballet Theatre, where she created the title role in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Firebird. Her awards include Golden Masks for her performances in In the Upper Room (2008) and La Sylphide (2009), Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (Best Female Dancer, 2007, 2010 and 2014), Positano Dance Awards (Best Female Dancer, 2008 and 2011) and a Benois de la Danse Award (Best Female Dancer, 2008).
Cuban-Canadian dancer Cesar Corrales joined The Royal Ballet at the beginning of the 2018/19 Season.
Corrales was born in Mexico City and trained with his parents, Taina Morales and Jesus Corrales, both professional ballet dancers, before attending Canada’s National Ballet School. He performed the title role in the musical Billy Elliot in Chicago and Toronto from 2010-2011. He danced with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in 2014. That year, he won the Grand Prix Award and Artistry Award at the Youth America Grand Prix, and soon afterwards joined English National Ballet. He was promoted to Principal in 2017. His repertory with English National Ballet included Ali (Le Corsaire), Nephew (Nutcracker), Mercutio (Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet), Albrecht (Giselle) Franz (Coppélia) and roles in Fantastic Beings, Le Jeune homme et la mort and In the middle, somewhat elevated. He created the role of Hilarion in Akram Khan’s Giselle. Since joining The Royal Ballet, roles have inluded Solor, Romeo, Lescaut, Bluebird and roles in Fantastic Beings, Les Patineurs and Asphodel Meadows.
His recent awards include 2016’s Emerging Dancer Award and the 2017 National Dance Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) for Le Corsaire.
Taina Morales Nunez
Ballet Pedagogue & Ballet Mistress
Education: Graduate of the Cuban National Ballet School . Havana Cuba 1982 (Title: Ballet Dancer Teacher)
Ballet Mistress at the Royal Danish Ballet .
Royal Danish Ballet ( Guest teacher ,2015 ,2018,2019 )
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: Montreal
Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.
La la la Human Steps, Montreal, Quebec
Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, USA
Alberta Ballet, Calgary, Canada
National Ballet Slovak (Guest ballet mistress and Coach) coaching the Lead roles in Swan Lake. Alvin Ailey (Guest Teacher )
1982-1992: Cuban National Ballet: Director: Alicia Alonso
1992-1993: Ballet Monterrey, Mexico: Director Anne Marie D’angelo
1993-1999: Campania Nacional de Danza, Mexico City: Director: Fernando Alonso
2000-2004: Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg, Canada: Director: Andre Lewis
Danced the classical and neo-classical repertoire, Performed and toured in more than 45 countries in internationally renowned theatres around the world. Danced positions from corps de ballet to lead roles. Main teachers: Ramona de Saa, Loipa Araujo, Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso, Aurelio Bogado, Philip Beamish, Sylvie Clavier, Gilbert Mayer, Patrick Hinson
Ballet teacher & tutor English National Ballet School - 1 ,2 ,3 years .
Ecole Superior de Ballet du Quebec,Montreal ,Quebec , (Male ,Female technique ) Royal Danish Ballet ( Apprentices program )
Awards: Outstanding Teacher Award: YAGP European Semi-finals 2014 Others school Alberta Ballet Calgary, Canada, as Senior Teacher.
Den Norske Ballet School, Oslo, Norway (2013-2014)
Joffrey Ballet School, Chicago, USA (2010)
Opera Royal Wallonie, Liege, Belgium.(1995)
Staged Giselle second act for the English National Ballet School .
Staged Cuban version Swan Lake 2nd act at Ecole Superior de Ballet du Quebec
Staged Cuban version Giselle 2nd act and 1st act at Alberta Ballet School
Coached students for international ballet competitions:
Prix De Lausanne (Cesar Corrales # 5 Bours 2013)
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) semi-finals (Lazaro Corrales and Clara Corbo Pas De Deux 1st prize 2013)
YAGP semi-finals (Cesar Corrales Grand Prix Prize Europe 2014)
YAGP FINALS (Cesar Corrales Grand Prix award 2014)
Gala des Etoile .Festival de arts Saint Sauver in Montreal Quebec.
Awards: Outstanding Teacher Award: YAGP European Semi-finals 2014
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.
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
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 ).
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.
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 Cuba, Javier is considered one of the best Cuban dancer of his generation. His presence on stage has been described as ‘nothing short of mesmerising’. He has performed in more than 29 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, with a vast career of more than 20 years, he has danced in many important stages around the world among big international ballet stars.
Caridad Martinez Graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba. She studied with, Fernando & Alicia Alonso, Joaquin Banegas, Azary Plisetski, Ramona de Saa, Karemia Moreno, and Jose Pares. As principal dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba she performed in the most important theaters in Europe, North and South Americas and Asia, with a repertory that included Coppelia, Las Fille Mal Gardeé, La Sylphide, Pas de Quatre, Don Quixote, Les Corsaires, Apollo, Papillon and Times Out of Mind. Works created specifically for her included Plasmasis, Muñecos, Dolores Santa Cruz en Cecilia Valdes and Cimarron, among others.
After leaving the National Ballet of Cuba, Martinez created and led The Havana Ballet Theater through a theater creative concept that transformed the performing arts in Cuba during the 80s. She also went on to choreograph for the Hispanic Heritage Awards, and for the acclaimed Julian Schnabel film Before Night Falls. She coached La Joven Guardia group, integrated by the most talented young Cuban dancers, under the direction of Laura Alonso. Martinez was also Director of the Cuban Ballet School in Veracruz, Mexico and was distinguished with the honorary membership of the Dance Educators of Mexico and Dance Educators of America. She has received numerous awards for her dance and theater choreographies, including an award from The Association of Writers and Artists in Cuba for two consecutive years.
In New York, Martinez has shared her expertise as Director of the Brooklyn Ballet School and Conservatory, Director of the Ballet & Curriculum Training Program at Ballet Hispanico, and faculty and Summer Program Director at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center. She has guest taught for the Alberta Ballet School in Canada, Annarella Conservatory in Leiria, Portugal and Goh Academie School in Vancouver, Panama, Dominican Republic, Mexico and most recently as special guest of JKO School Director, Cynthia Gregory, to share the Cuban Ballet Methodology with teachers and students at the Raising the Barre series at ABT, as well as been featured in Pointe Magazine.
Martinez currently serves as faculty member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Ailey/Fordham and Certificate programs, coach of Classical works for Dance Theater of Harlem, serves on the board of Ballet Beyond Borders and is working on an oral history project about her life and career under the auspices of the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU with Elizabeth Schwall.
Catherine Zuaznabar Mejias, born in Havana,Cuba
Graduate from the Cuban National Ballet School where she later joined the ranks of the Ballet National of Cuba (BNC). During 5 years of professional career in this institution, she reached the category of first soloist, playing leading roles in the classical repertoire, including her complete version of Swan Lake in 1997.
That same year, her desire to know and open herself to other horizons led her to Switzerland, where for 18 years she worked as a soloist at the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, performing great classics such as Boléro, Bhakti 3, Le teck, Seraitce la mort? among others.
After 23 years of professional career Catherine decides to pass on her knowledge and inspire new generations of dancers.
Since 2015 Catherine is a certified teacher of STRETCHING POSTURAL (R) .
YANIER GÓMEZ NODA
Nacido en La Habana en el año 1989, inicio sus estudios en la escuela elemental de ballet Alejo Carpentier de esta misma ciudad, mas tarde continua sus estudios en la Escuela Nacional de Ballet, bajo de la dirección de Ramona de Saa, con la que tuvo la oportunidad trabajar directamente en su preparación durante tres los 3 años como estudiante de nivel medio, el cual obtuvo una medalla de Oro y un Grand Prix en los concursos de La Habana a los 17 años de edad. En 2008 ingresa en el elenco del ballet nacional de cuba bajo la dirección artistico - técnica de Alicia Alonso. En 2010 y 2012 es promovido a las categorías de Bailarín Solista y luego a Bailarín Principal interpretando los roles principales de los grandes clásicos, como El Lago de los Cisnes, Cenicienta, Giselle, Bella durmiente entre otros, participando así en todos los Festivales internacionales de La Habana en su paso por la compañía. En 2013 tuvo la oportunidad de ser invitado a bailar con estrellas del ABT donde interpreta el Paso a dos de Tchakovsky con la primera bailarina y estrella Xiomara Reyes.
En 2014 comienza a formar parte de el Proyecto - Compañía Ballet Revolucion donde tiene la oportunidad de presentarse en escenarios de las grandes ciudades como Londres, Sidney, Dresden, París, Viena y Stuttgart, interpretando así todo el repertorio clásico y contemporáneo de la misma. En septiembre del 2015 se incorpora a la compañía de Victor Ullate donde interpreta gran parte de su repertorio.
A lo largo de su carrera a podido interpretar roles dentro de los grandes ballets clásicos como : El Lago de los Cisnes de A.Alonso y J.C Martínez, Cenicienta de Alicia Alonso, Giselle de Alicia Alonso, Cascanueces de Alicia Alonso y Jose Carlos Martínez, Don Quijote de Alicia Alonso y Jose Carlos Martínez, El espectro de la Rosa de Alicia Alonso, Tchakovsky Paso a dos de George Balanchine, Muñecos de Alberto Mendes, Las llamas de París, El corsario de Alicia Alonso, Diana & Acteón, La Favorita de Jose Carlos Martínez, Artifact Suite de William Forsyte, Temas y Variaciones de Alicia Alonso, Amor Brujo de Victor Ullate, Jaleos de Victor Ullate, Samsara de Victor Ullate, Les Noces de A. Foniadakis