Daniel Benavides Joined Orlando Ballet in 2006. Daniel began his training with Anaheim Ballet. He furthered his training with San Francisco Ballet School on a full scholarship. Prior to joining Orlando Ballet, Daniel danced with Boston Ballet II and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company. He has guested with Pacific Youth Ballet, New Bedford Ballet, First State Theater Ballet, and Anaheim Ballet. This is Daniel’s tenth season with the Orlando Ballet.


​​Joseph J. Bucheck IIi has been performing on stages in cities in over half of the United States, and in Europe since 1973. Combining his keen musicality with mime, he has created well over 40 vivid and memorable characters while bringing a believable and outstanding dimension to every role. For over 40 years, he was the principal company character artist with Ballet Florida, and has appeared with the Masterworks Chorus, Palm Beach Opera, Madison Square Gardens Productions and with Ballet Palm Beach. Throughout his career, Joseph has had the privilege to work with renowned choreographers such as Val Caniparoli, Robert Davis, Marie Hale, Sean Lavery, Richard Munro, Vicente Nebrada, Jerry Opdenaker, William Soleau, and Ben Stevenson – only to name a few.

Having played a wide range of characters, his all time favorites include Drosselmeyer in Marie Hale’s The Nutcracker, Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker, Prudence in Lady of the Camellias, Juliet’s Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, The Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella, Dr. Coppélius in Coppélia, Crassus in Spartacus, Poseidon in Ondine, The Priest in Ben Stevenson's Dracula, The Director in On the Air, Mother Simone in La Fille Mal Gardée, Lorenzo in Don Quixote, Haman in For Such a Time as This: The Story of Queen Esther, Catalabutte, and the King in The Sleeping Beauty, The General in Graduation Ball, The Shopkeeper in La Boutique Fantasque, Grandfather in Peter and the Wolf and the title role in Scrooge.

Mr. Bucheck has also performed extensively with Ballet Palm Beach, St. Lucie Ballet, School of Ballet Florida, Dance Florida Academy, School of Ballet Arts, and Palm Beach Ballet Center.   


Randy Crespo began dancing at age nine at The National Ballet School of Cuba in Havana, where he won 2nd place in 2009 at the International Competition of Ballet. In 2009, Crespo joined The National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso. During his five seasons with the company, he performed in Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Cinderella,The Sleeping Beauty, and The Nutcracker. In 2013, Crespo joined Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami where he performed leading roles in Le Corsaire, Firebird, and Spector of the Rose. He later joined Ballet Arizona under the direction of Ib Anderson where he performed many classical ballets, contemporary pieces, George Balanchine repertoire, and original works by Ib Andersen and Nayon lovino. His most memorable roles are Golden Idle in La Bayadére, Arabian pas de deux in The Nutcracker, Pas de trois in Swan Lake, Balanchine's Four Temperaments, and Western Symphony. This his first season with Milwaukee Ballet.


Daniel Deal former Dancer with Boston Ballet


Romel Frometa began dancing in 1992 at the Provincial School of Ballet “Alejo Carpentier” in Cuba and continued in the National School of Ballet until 1998, joining the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 2001 under the artistic and technical direction of Alicia Alonso. During his school years he was honored with numerous awards both in Cuba and abroad. In 1999, he won the Gold Medal in the Vignale-Dance Competition for Young Talents held in Italy and in 2000 the Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. At the age of 21, he was named principal dancer at Ballet Nacional, later spending three years dancing in Spain, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Frometa joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2012 and was promoted to Soloist for the 13-14 50th Anniversary Season and then to Senior Soloist for the 14-15 Season.


Carlos Ignacio Galindez


​Melissa Gonzalez

Aaron Melendez attended the Provincial School of Ballet “Alejo Carpentier,” and the National School of Ballet in Cuba. Has has danced many leading roles in Cuba and also, after coming to the United States. He presently is a principal Dancer with Ballet Palm Beach and has performed principal roles. 


​Mauris Martinez

Telmo Moreire began his training at the National Conservatory Dance School of Portugal. Then, after being awarded a top prize in the 2007 Prix de Laussane, he received a scholarship to complete his studies at the Vaganova Ballet Academy where he had the opportunity to perform Flower Festival Pas de deux at the Marinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Telmo has also received the Outstanding European Dancer at the Youth American Grand Prix finals, the Judges Prize at the 2008 Varna International Ballet Competition, was a finalist at the 2008 Bejing IBC, and was a semi finalist in Jackson USA IBC 2014. After competing in the Prix de Laussane for the second time, Telmo received the apprenticeship award, and chose to join American Ballet Theatre’s second company, where he danced works by Jerome Robins, Balanchine, and Eduard Liang. Telmo has been invited to participate in International galas such as Youth American Grand Prix’s Japan Gala. Telmo Joined Orlando Ballet in 2011, and is now dancing his fifth season as a company member.
 

Kelvin Rabines 
was born in Trujillo, Perú. He trained at the Centro de Arte y Ballet Visión de la Danza in Perú. He has been awarded the Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Lima in 2006, a full scholarship to the Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet in 2008 and a full scholarship to the The Rock School For Dance Education in the United States in 2011. Mr. Rabines has been a soloist dancer for the official ballet company of the Ministry of Culture, Ballet Municipal de Lima - Perú, and for Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. From thereon, he has been a guest dancer for Magda School of Dance, School of Ballet Arts, Brandon Ballet. 


Yhosvany Rodriguez joined Silicon Valley Ballet (then known as Ballet San Jose) in 2013. He was previously a Soloist with the National Ballet of Cuba, with which he performed and toured to countries including Spain, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy, and Canada. Some of his favorite roles include Basilio in Don Quixote and Ali in Le Corsaire.Randy Crespo

Since arriving in the United States in 2011 he has danced with numerous companies including Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Dance Now! Ensemble, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, and Brandon Ballet. Mr. Rodriguez was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and started his career as a dancer at the age of 10, studying at the Vocational School of the Arts in his hometown, and at the age of 15 he began studies at Cuba's National School of the Arts.
 

 

Thiago Castro Silva is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He Began his early dance training at Boca Ballet Theater in Boca Raton, Florida, under Dan Guin, Jane Tyree and Helen Greenford. He continued on to study with former Ballet Florida principal dancer Deborah Marquez at School of Ballet Arts in Lake Worth. He later went on to perform professionally with Boca Ballet Theater and Arts Dance Generation in productions of The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Giselle, La Bayadere, The Nutcracker and George Balanchine’s Serenade alongside American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet principal dancers: Julie Kent, Marcelo Gomez, Jose Manuel Correno, Daniel Ulbricht, Irina Dvorovenko, to name a few. 
Randy Crespo
​In 2011, Thiago danced a collection of jazz repertoire for the YPO Funding Organization of the Florida Grand Opera in Miami and taught at the inaugural session of the Ballet Central New Jersey Intensive. Mr. Silva was a 2012 member of O Dance,  a dance festival which takes place in West Palm Beach, FL. He has performed as a guest artist with the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Mr. Silva is delighted to have trained several BalletCNJ dancers for the Youth America Grand Prix. His students have gone on to place top 12 regionally and have received invitations into the NYC Final. Thiago has worked in Physical Therapy, which has helped him to specialize and create BalletCNJ's Dance Conditioning syllabus. He currently teaches ballet at Rutgers University. Mr. Silva is proud to be the Founding School Director for BalletCNJ.


Tim Snyder former dancer with Cincinnati Ballet.

 

Javier Torresfrom Cuba, Javier trained at the National School of Ballet, Havana, and has performed with Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Javier performs internationally as a guest artist on a regular basis.

Javier joined Northern Ballet in 2010 as Premier Dancer. He has performed leading roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Ondine, Beauty and the Beast,Hamlet, Madame Butterfly, Cleopatra, The Great Gatsby and Hans van Manen's Concertante.

His performance as Caesar in Cleopatra was voted one of the top hundred favourite performances by the critics of the UK in Dance Europe Magazine for the 2010-2011 season.

Javier began his ballet training in 1994 at the Vocational Art School “Olga Alonso” in Santa Clara city and continued at the Elementary School “Alejo Carpentier” in Havana. He finished his ballet studies at the National School of Ballet. 

In 2000, he joined the Ballet Nacional de Cuba where he was promoted to Premier Dancer in 2009. He performed with the Company in America, Europe and Asia. Javier was a Guest Artist in International Galas in El Escorial, Spain (2006, 2008 & 2012), Carlos Acosta and friends (2007) in London, Teresa Carreño Theatre Gala, Venezuela (2008, 2009 & 2010) and at the International Ballet Festival of Fortaleza "Fendador" in 2012. Javier has performed at each International Ballet Festival of Havana since 2000 and in 2012 he was a guest artist at the International Ballet Festival of Cali Colombia. He was also chosen by John Neumeier to dance the leading Pas de Deuxs in his As You Like It and Othello.

Javier has danced the leading roles in Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardée, Coppélia, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and Swan Lake as well as works by Cuban and foreign creators' contemporary choreographers - Gottschalk Symphony, Shakespeare and his Masks (Romeo & Juliet). Cinderella, Carmen, Majisimo, Theme and Variations, Agon, Blood Weddings, Canto Vital, Bahkti, La Arlesiana (solo), Apollo, Dracula and Onegion among others.

He was awarded the Cuban Artists and Writers Union’s Villanueva Prize for his performance in the ballet Agon in 2002. In 2006 he received mention in the Honour Book of the Havana Grand Theatre for his performance with Carla Fracci in the ballet Desnuda Luz de Amor (Naked Light of Love), in 2009 for his performance in the role of Prince Desiré in Sleeping Beauty and in 2013 for his performace as Prometheus in the ballet Poem of the Fire.

In 2012 he received the award "Constructores de la Danza" for his contribution to the Culture of the state of Ceara in Brazil.

Nieser Zambrananow with the Miami City Ballet was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He and started dancing there at age nine at Escuela Provincial Raul Sanchez. When he was 12, he started training at Escuela Provincial Alejo Carpentier, and at 14 was accepted into the Escuela Nacional de Ballet, both in Havana.Randy Crespo

In 2007, Zambrana was accepted into the corps de ballet of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and in 2009 went to the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to the U.S. in 2010 and danced with Orlando Ballet for two years before coming Miami City Ballet in 2013 as a corps de ballet member.

Zambrana has worked with teachers and choreographers such as Mercedes Quintanas, Iliana Lastre, Marta Iris, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ramona De Saa Bello, Azari Plissetski, Fernando Alonso, Alicia Alonso, Hector Sanzana, and while at Miami City Ballet with Justin Peck and Richard Alston including Richard Allston's Carmen, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, and Serenade Symphony in Three Movements, John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet,  Jerome Robbin's The Concert, and West Side Story Suite, and Paul Taylor's Mercuric Tidings. 

​Throughout his career, he has danced roles in Coppélia, Diana and Acteon, Don Quixote, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and A Midsummer Night`s Dream.

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