Guest ballet masters and dancers

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  • Rodolfo Castellanos

    Artistic director

    Former dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba, he has shared stages with stars like Julio Bocca, Marcia Haydee, Vladimir Vasiliev, Alicia Alonso and Paolo Bartolucci among others. He has been guest ballet master at the Elmhurst Ballet School of Birmingham and the English National Ballet School, and he worked as a ballet master at the Royal Ballet School.

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  • Azari Plisetsky

    Guest ballet master

    Ex-soloist dancer at the Bolshoi of Moscow, he started as Valentina Lopujiná and Olga Lepeshinskaya’s partner. Then he was Alicia Alonso’s principal partenaire for eight years at the National Ballet of Cuba. As a ballet master he worked at Maurice Béjart’s Ballet du XXe Siècle and in 1981 he was designated ballet master at the Mariinsky Theatre.

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  • Miquel G. Font

    Miquel G. Font

    Coordinator

    Danced in companies like Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater / Houston Ballet or Tanzcompagnie Oldeburgworking with M. Béjart, M. Bourne, S. Eyal or J. Killiàn. Later on, international choreographer for entities as Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Miami City Ballet or Jeune Ballet d’Aquitaine and artistic director of Habemus Corpus.

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  • José Carlos Martinez

    José Carlos Martinez

    Guest Ballet Master

    Director of the National Dance Company from 2011 to 2019, Star Dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet and 1999 National Dance Prize. In 1987 he won the Prix de Lausanne and in 1992 the Gold Medal in the Varna International Competition, being the first and only Spanish to achieve this distinction.

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  • GUILLERMINA COLL

    Guest Ballet Master

    Trained in classical and Spanish dance with the maestro Joan Magrinyà and at Institut del Teatre Barcelona, Coll becomes the first dancer of Ballet del Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, solo dancer of the Royal Ballet of Wallonia (Belgium) and the Royal Ballet of Flanders (Belgium). She has worked with choreographers such as George Skibine, José Parésm, Maurice Béjart and Jiri Kylián, amongst others. In 1987 she received the National Dance Award and in 2015 the National Culture Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

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  • Ilia Jivoy

    Ilia Jivoy

    Guest ballet master

    He received the “The Hope of Russia” award and he is considered one of the best young choreographers of the Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg. The ballet Four Seasons (2017) is his first production to be included in the Mariinsky Theatre repertoire, with which he has toured the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Britain.

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  • Giuseppe Chiavaro

    Guest ballet master

    Main ballet master for CNN Malandain Ballet de Biarritz since 2019. Dancer with Jeume Ballet International (1990), Sinopia Ensemble de Danza from Switzerland (1992), Compagnie Temps Présent (1994) and CNN Malandain Ballet de Biarrtiz (1998).

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  • Dmitri Rudachenko

    Guest ballet master

    Artistic Director of  St. Petersburg Festival Ballet since 2011. Dmitry studied at the Choreographic school in Alma-Ata. 1992-1998 he studied at the Vaganova Ballet Academy. After, he was accepted into the troupe of the Mussorgsky Ballet and Opera Theatre (Mikhailovsky Theatre of opera and ballet). 1998-2008 he was the leading soloist of Mikhailovsky Theatre of opera and ballet.

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  • Ricardo Castellanos

    Ricardo Castellanos

    Guest dancer

    A young dancer with a bright future career ahead, he began studying dance at the Elmhurst Ballet School and in 2012 the Royal Ballet School offered him a job at their school. He has already performed the main roles in big repertoire works such as The Nutcracker, La Bayadère or Swan Lake, as well as being part of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. He is invited to international ballet galas.

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  • Marta Petkova

    Marta Petkova

    Guest dancer

    Prima ballerina at the National Ballet of Sofia since 2007 and guest soloist at the ballets of Palermo and Naples. Petkova graduated in 2004 in the city of Sofia at the National School of Dance Art in the class of Rumiana Atanasiva. Later on she trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington and she has been awarded in various competitions such as the Varna International Ballet Competition (Bulgaria) and the International Ballet Festival in Fivizzano (Italy). In 2006 he received the Young Talent Award from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

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  • Gemma Pujol

    Pianist

    Honorary awarded in the Professional Degree for Piano skills at Conservatory of Terrassa in 2012. Four years later, she completed the Final Degree in the specialty of classical piano interpretation at the Conservatory of Liceu in Barcelona under the teachings of the renowned pianist Josep Maria Colom. Since 2019 she has been studying jazz piano at the Taller de Músics in Barcelona.

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