Amaya Rodriguez promoted to Primera Bailarina-(Principal Dancer)
Posted 02 May 2016 - 02:23 AM
Posted 02 May 2016 - 03:58 AM
Amaya Rodriguez is named in reviews at the Nov 2014 Int'l Ballet Festival of Havana. Last mention in Cuba, that I found.
Next, she reappears as a new ballerina in Monterrey, Mexico, this past fall (2015).
Next headline in the Monterrey press has her leaving Mexico.The same article has her being spotted taking classes in Miami.
Considering the heavy international press for mass defections of corps de ballet dancers in recent years, it's a little odd that the defection of a Prima Ballerina received no coverage. She graduated in 2006 so she was/is still young for a principal. So we may be seeing her dancing with a US company soon? We wish her well.
Posted 02 May 2016 - 03:53 PM
There is a big rush for all Cubans to defect to the US, because the US Congress is making serious signals that it will vote to end the "wet foot / dry foot" policy in the coming year.
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