Miguel Blanco

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Born in Havana, Miguel began his ballet training in 1991 at the Provincial School of Ballet and continued it at the National School of Ballet.

In 2001, he joined the Ballet Nacional de Cuba under the technical and artistic direction of Alicia Alonso. He has performed in Mexico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, the United States, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and China. He was promoted to first soloist in 2003 and has performed the leading roles in Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Giselle, and Sleeping Beauty. He has also performed Cuban and foreign choreographers' contemporary works, among them; Vital Song, Please, do not limit me; Majísimo, Suite generis, Carmen, and Romeo and Juliet.

Since he has been in United States, he has danced with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami as the principal in Carmen, Swan Lake and Le Corsaire. Miguel is one of the most outstanding figures of the youngest generation of dancers of the Cuban school of ballet. This is Miguel’s second season with The Joffrey Ballet.

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