The Los Angeles Times
The prestigious company has seen a number of dancers defecting to the U.S. over the past decade. Rolando Sarabia, one of the company's top dancers, defected in 2005.
The U.S. petitioners are currently based in Miami, which serves as a large hub for the U.S.-Cuban exile community. It is not clear whether Alejandro Méndez, the 20-year old dancer who remained in Mexico, plans to rejoin the group.