Reynaldo Muniz has diploma in arts; ISA Universidad de las Artes (The University of Arts of Cuba). He was a ballet dancer of the Cuban National Ballet and was also co- founder, with Laura Alonso, of PRODANZA (Centre of Promotion of Dance of Cuba). Muniz is currently theowner and director of the Ballet School “Balllet Reinaldo Jose”, in Brasília, D
ISA Universidad de las Artes – (The University of Arts of Cuba) Diploma in Arts
Field of study: Classical ballet
(1987–1993) Havana, Cuba
Thesis grade (1991–1992): “Fundamentación teórica e metodológica de un nuevoenfoque de la metodología de la enseñanza del ballet en el nivel superior (Theoretical and methodological foundations of a new approach of the ballet teaching method at a superior level)".
Other researches (1990): “1o Simposio sobre la danza en México – La danza y su integración latino-americana (1o Symposium about dance in Mexico - The dance and its Latin American integration)".
National School of Art, Cubanacán Classical Ballet
Work Experience Coryphaeus
Cuban National Ballet
(1968 – 1984) Havana, Cuba
In 1975 he was promoted to the artistry category ballet dancer Coryphaeus, assuming important roles in various ballets from the repertoire of the company.
Between 1968 and 1984, he participated in all the ballets of classical repertoire and neoclassical mounted by Cubans and foreign choreographers. He also participated in all the tours, national and international, with the company.
International artistic tours with the Cuban National Ballet: France, Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Monaco, Portugal, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Unite States of America, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Jamaica, Peru, Venezuela and Argentina.
BALLET MASTER AND DIRECTOR OF THE BALLET SCHOOL
PRODANZA (Centre of Promotion of the Dance) (1985–1998) Havana, Cuba
Founder of PRODANZA with Laura Alonso its current director. Together they got involve in the realization of a special artistic training for the young graduates of ballet schools.
Between 1984 and 1998 he was directing the professional ballet school of PRODANZA using a new teaching method based on his thesis grade mention above. He also worked organizing the International Ballet Competition Alicia Alonso and in several Cuban Ballet workshops within the country and in other countries like Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.
He participated in the choreographic workshops of 1987 and 1988. One of his works, theballet “Troca (Exchange)”, was awarded in the dance festival Ballet Bento Gonçalves inBrazil.
He was artistic director of the tours with “La Joven Guardia” of PRODANZA to Nicaragua, Peru and Argentina. “La Joven Guardia” was a group of young guys recently graduatedfrom the National School of Ballet which later became part of the Cuban National Ballet. Among them stood out Jose Manuel Carreño (danced as principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre), Julio Arozarena (was Ballet Master of Béjart Ballet) and Lorna Feijóo (one of the greatest dancer of her time).
Between 1984 and 1985 Muñiz served as executive director of the magazine PRODANZA BALLET INSTRUCTOR.
Instituto Superior de Arte de Cuba – ISA (The University of Arts of Cuba) (1998) Havana, Cuba
In 1998 he worked as instructor of Pas de Deux of the professorship of the University of Arts of Cuba.
BALLET MASTER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Balé da Ilha
(1999–2003) Vitoria ES, Brazil
He was Artistic Director of the Balé da Ilha, a ballet company that counted with young dancers from Cuba and Brazil. He mounted various fragments of the international classical repertoire and made choreographies like “Pensando em Voz Alta (Thinking aloud)”.
DIRECTOR AND BALLET MASTER
Balé de Vitoria (inactive nowadays) (2004) Vitoria ES, Brazil
He founded the Balé de Vitoria to answer the needs of the city, giving it a ballet company of high rank in the conditions to carry to the stages ballets of the international repertoire, neoclassicals and the works of Brazilians choreographers as well.
DANCE COORDINATOR AND BALLET TEACHER
(2007) Corumbá MS, Brazil
In 2007 he assumed the position of Dace Coordinator of the Moinho Cultural, a project sponsored by Vale do Rio Doce, where more than 200 students with talent for dance and music were selected to receive professional formation.
CURSO INTENSIVO DE DANÇA (INTENSIVE DANCE WORKSHOP) Corpo Escola de Dança
(2015 till date) Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil
Since 2015 Reynaldo Muniz and Danielle Pavam have been conducting an intensive dance workshop at the beginning of every year. Their objectives are to teach the technical and theoretical principles of the Cuban Ballet School, as well as to promote interchange of ideas and experiences between students and dance teacher.
More about this workshop here:
BALLET REINALDO JOSÉ
(2019 till date) Brasília, DF
In 2019, his son, Reinaldo José, pass his ballet school to his father, Reynaldo Muñiz.
Muñiz has permanently worked in Brazil where has done several mounting of the international ballet repertory and also of his own choreographies in Dance Festivals and Ballet Academies within the country, due to its vast experience.
AWARDS & HONORS
(1987) Medal 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Cuban National Ballet School
(1987) Distinguished guest of the city of Vigo, Spain
Distinguished guest of the city of Chiclayo, Peru
Distinguished guest of the city of Mexico, Mexico (with the Cuban National ballet)
(1994) 1st prize with “Troca (Exchange)”, one of his choreographies, at the Dance FestivalBento Gonçalves