Ricardo Castellanos

Guest dancer

Ricardo Castellanos

In 2009 he started studying dance at the Elmhurst Ballet School, and in 2012 the Royal Ballet School offered him a job to continue his studies at White Lodge Lower School and later in Covent Garden—at the Higher School—always with the Royal Ballet School. Some of his ballet masters were: Rodolfo Castellanos (RBS), Michael Ho (ESFD) Paul Lewis (RBS), and he worked with guest ballet masters such as Patrick Armand, Cynthia Harvey and Lázaro Carreño.

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In 2016 he started working for the young company Den Norske Opera & Ballett, where she choreographed the new version of Romeo and Juliet by the choreographer Patrick King, as well as a choreographic piece by the director of the company Kaloyan Boyadjiev, Different Futures. And his production of The Nutcracker, where he performed the Nutcracker in the first act, as well as the pas de deux of the Spanish Dance. In 2017 he joined the ballet Don Quixote — choreography by Rudolf Nureyev­—, where he played the role of Matadors.

Castellanos was promoted to the main company Den Norske Opera & Ballet, where he performed important roles in various repertoire pieces such as Theme and Variations and George Balanchine’s Serenade, where he played main roles in this magnificent choreography. On various occasions he has been invited to participate in ballet galas such as ‘La Nit del Port de Badalona’ (Barcelona) where he danced the Pas de deux from The Nutcracker and Don Quixote, Diana and Actaeon (solo) and the main role of the ballet Othello­—choreography by Rodolfo Castellanos.

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He performed the following lead roles in 2019: the main role of the first movement in Symphony in C, or the whole ballet solo in La Bayadère (Makarova’s version). In 2018 he played the prince in The Nutcracker, the complete ballet solo in La Bayadère (Makarova’s version) and the pas de trois and Rothbard in Swan Lake.

In 2017 he was in Theme and Variations, Serenade and had the lead role in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante with the Den Norske Opera & Ballet.