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#1 glissade_jete

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:04 PM

Out of curiosity, and also because of my great desire to visit Puerto Rico, I'm wanting to know any information regarding the National Ballet Theater of Puerto Rico. I only recently realized that there is a major ballet company there and they seem to have no website. Does anyone know anything about this company at all? Dancers? Demographics? Repertoire? Thanks!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:53 PM

Out of curiosity, and also because of my great desire to visit Puerto Rico, I'm wanting to know any information regarding the National Ballet Theater of Puerto Rico. I only recently realized that there is a major ballet company there and they seem to have no website. Does anyone know anything about this company at all? Dancers? Demographics? Repertoire? Thanks!

Hi...!..Sadly, there's not too much information out there on the company. About its Artistic Director, cuban dancer and choreographer Miguel Campaneria, this is what is available:

"Mr. Campaneria started his ballet training at the National Ballet Academy of Cuba under Alicia Alonso and Azari Plisetski. He joined the National Ballet of Cuba where he became a soloist. Later on, he won the bronze medal in the junior category at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. He has danced with American Ballet Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and was a principal dancer with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Ballets de San Juan. In the 1990's he started teaching and served as ballet master of Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. In 2004 he became the artistic director of the National Ballet Theater of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico".


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:53 PM

There was a promising young man in the ABT corps named Ricardo Torres who left ABT for the National Ballet of Puerto Rico about three years ago.

He studied with Willi Berman in NY and worked very hard on improving his technique and, just when it might have been supposed he was due for a promotion, off he went.

I believe he is Puerto Rican born.

If you do go, glissade jete, let us know how Torres is doing, please.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 08:42 PM

There is also Osmay Molina, who was a Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Cuba and has made guest appearances with Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami-(there's a lovely clip on Youtube of him dancing the Cavalier in the Sugar Plum Fairy PDD with Lorna Feijoo, currently a Principal Dancer with Boston Ballet). Molina is a great "danseur noble" and has an amazing stage presence. As per The Art of Classical Ballet School website, he's currently dancing with the boricua company.

http://www.theartofc...org/Alumni.html

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:17 AM

Thank you! :)


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