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. 

She worked throughout her career with professors like Fernando Alonso, Karemia Moreno, Aurora Bosch, Loipa Araujo, Josefina Méndez, Mirta Pla, Azari Plisetski, and Hugo Guffanti.  Ms. Martín interpreted all of the classical repertoire of the company and has collaborated with numerous national choreographers, like Alberto Méndez, Alberto Alonso, Iván Tenorio; and internationals like Antonio Gades, José Antonio Ruíz, María Rovira, Brian McDonald, Máximo Morricone, and Hilda Riveros, expanding her repertoire to folkloric, neoclassical and contemporary choreographies. 

With the Cuban National Ballet, she travelled around more than fifty countries in América, Asia, and Europe, dancing in the most renowned theaters of each country and participating in numerous national and international dance festivals. After finalizing her career as a dancer and moving to France, Ms. Martin joined the Blanca Li Company as Professor and Assistant of Choreography.  Likewise, she collaborated as Professor and Staging Assistant with the Paris Opera Ballet. 

Afterwards, she relocated to Seville, Spain, where she worked as Artistic Coordinator and Classical Dance Professor in the Centro Andaluz de Danza (CAD) under the direction of Blanca Li. Ms. Martin has been invited as Professor by the Ópera de Dessau and the Komishe Oper in Germany, Compañía Nacional de Danza, when directed by Nacho Duato and then by José Carlos Martínez, Centro Nacional de Danza de París (CND), the Opera de Lyon, Finnish Ballet, and soloists from the Paris Opera Ballet.  She has also imparted courses in every professional dance conservatory in Andalucía and in the Conservatorio Superior de Música y Danza de Madrid “María de Ávila.” From 2015 to 2019, she worked as Professor-Repetiteur in the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid, directed by José Carlos Martínez.

Currently, she is collaborating with José Carlos Martínez in different projects; as Assistant of Direction in the “Galas de Estrellas Españolas de la Danza”; as Assistant of Choreography in the creation of the ballet “Le Corsaire” for the Opera of Liubliana, in Slovenia; and as Professor of the Sapporo Ballet Seminar, alongside Agnes Letestu and guest professors of the Paris Opera Ballet.