Born in Havana, Cuba, Miguel Angel Blanco trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Prior to joining the Joffrey in 2009, he performed as a principal dancer with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, under the artistic direction of Alicia Alonso.
While dancing with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Mr. Blanco performed in Paris, London, Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, United States, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, China and Egypt. Some principal roles with the company include Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), Don Quixote (Basilio, Espada), Giselle (Albrecht), and Coppelia (Franz).
Since joining the Joffrey, he has performed in a variety of works including lead roles in Lar Lubovitch's Othello (Othello), Frederick Ashton's Cinderella (Prince), Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow (Danilo), Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet (Romeo) and Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker (Cavalier). He has created leading roles in Stanton Welch's Son of Chamber Symphony and James Kudelka's Pretty BALLET. Other significant performances include Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain and Continuum, Jerome Robbins' In the Night (2nd Pas) and The Concert (Husband), Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria I), Jiri Kylian's Forgotten Land (Black Pas), Yuri Possokhov's Bells, Edwaard Liang's Age of Innocence and Le Corsairre Pas de Deux.
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