Amaya Rodriguez

John Hunkeler Senior Dancer

Joined KCB in 2016

Amaya Rodriguez was born in Havana City on June 21, 1987. She began her ballet training in 1997 at Pro Dance under the direction of Laura Alonso. At the same time, she received complementary ballet training at the Department of Dance of the National Ballet of Cuba. In 2003, she began her formal training at the National School of Ballet of Cuba under the guidance of Ramona de Saa and Marta Iris Fernandez. She was awarded the Silver Medal in the 8th International Ballet Academies Encounter, in Havana in 2004. In 2005, she performed as a Guest Artist in the International Festival of Dance, in Quito, Ecuador, and in 2007 at the 1st International Ballet Festival of Cali, Colombia. She graduated as a classical ballet dancer in 2006.

She immediately joined the National Ballet of Cuba under the artistic direction of Alicia Alonso.  The same year she participated in the Festival Solidarity Dance in Maracaibo, Venezuela.  In 2011, she was promoted to Principal Dancer.  Because of her technical talent and artistry, she was rapidly promoted to First Dancer in 2013.  With the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, she performed in Europe, the Americas, Egypt, and Australia. In 2012, she toured several Spanish cities with The Virtuosos Gala Ballet. In 2014, she was a guest artist at the International Gala of Augsburg, Germany. She has performed the leading roles in the romantic-classics Giselle, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Cinderella, Le Corsaire, and in contemporary works.

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