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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  • Miquel G. Font

    Artistic 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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  • Anael Martin

    Guest Ballet Master

    Anael Martin has worked under the artistic direction of Alicia and Fernando Alonso in the Cuban National Ballet, company where she remained for twenty-five years, reaching the ranks of First Soloist, Professor and Repetiteur. 

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  • Maria Torrents

    Ballarí Convidat

    Trained as a dancer at the IT Dansa Theater Institute. She is a member of Habemus Corpus, led by Miquel G. Font since 2020.

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  • Nabar Martínez

    Guest dancer

    Trained at the Professional Conservatory of Dance of Riba-Roja del Turia and dancer at the Malandain Ballet.

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  • Gianluca Battaglia

    Guest Ballet Master

    Since 2017 he is a Master of Ballet and Assistant of direction of the Victor Ullate Ballet. He also works as a Master of Ballet at the Ballet Moravo in the Chech Republic. He is a guest master in european companies and judge at international and national contests. At the moment he is master of scene of the show Fordlandia, of Lucía Lacarra y Matthew Golding.

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  • Lucía Lacarra

    Guest dancer

    Lucía Lacarra has been a principal dancer of the Bayerisches Staatsballett (Bavarian State Opera Ballet) since 2002. She received the Benois de la Danse Prize, was named Dancer of the Decade in 2011, at the Gala of the Stars of the World Ballet in Saint Petersburg

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  • Vincent Chaillet

    Guest dancer

    Since 2017 he is a Visiting Professor at the Ballet of Opéra National du Rhin, Opéra National de Bordeaux, at the Conservatorie National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon and at Teatro alla Scala, Milan. He left the Ballet of Opéra National de Paris for the theatre season 2018/19 to engage teaching and independent projects as dancer and choreographer.

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  • Angès Letestu

    Guest dancer

    Named Étoile of the Opera Paris Ballet on 1997. Alongside her career as a performer, Agnès Letestu designs and makes costumes for ballet and opera.

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  • Matthew Golding

    Guest dancer

    Matthew Golding is a Canadian ballet dancer and was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet and a principal with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.

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  • Lienz Chang

    Professor Summer Intensive

    For years he has been in Europe developing an international career that has allowed him to nurture other influences in dance. After his work as a partner of Alicia Alonso, he had the great opportunity, thanks to a great friend of his, Michel Martín, to work with the great choreographer Roland Petit at the National Ballet of Marseille being currently Etoile (Star) and Roland Petit Choreographic Assistant. He is currently Maître de Ballet at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

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  • Ione Miren Aguirre

    Guest ballet master

    She enters the School of Dance at the Paris National Opera and three years ofter that she gets into the Cannes Rosella Hightower Superior Dance School. In 2005, she enrolls the Ballet Biarritz Junior and a year later she becomes a dancer of the Malandain Ballet Biarritz. 

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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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  • 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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