International Principal Guest Artist
Former Principal Dancer, Cincinatti Ballet and Corella Ballet
Former First Soloist, Boston Ballet
Born and raised in Matanzas Cuba, Almeida was a former Cincinnati Ballet and Corella Ballet Principal Dancer and First Soloist with Boston Ballet. Her professional training includes The Vocational Arts School “Alfonso Perez Isaac” in Matanzas, Cuba and The National Ballet School in Havana, Cuba. After graduating in 2001, she joining the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso where she danced from 2001-2003. Ms. Almeida participated at The International Ballet Competition in Havana, Cuba, where she received the Silver Medal in 1997 and 1998 and the Gold Medal in 1999 and 2000. In 1999 she has the honor to participate at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya, Japan and the Gala of Ballet Muses in Tokyo as a partner of cuban ballet prodigy Rolando Sarabia. She was also the first cuban female dancer to be a finalist at the USA International Ballet Competition in 2006.
Almeida’s major principal roles includes Giselle in Devon Carney, Magaly Suarez and Robert Hill’s “Giselle”, Juliet in Victoria Morgan’s “Romeo & Juliet”, Nikiya in “La Bayadere”, Kitri in Kevin Mckenzie and Vladimir Vasiliev’s “Don Quixote”, Medora in “Le Corsaire”, Aurora in Frederick Ashton, Marcelo Angelini, Paul Chalmer and Kirk Peterson’s “Sleeping Beauty”, Odette-Odile in Angel Corella, Victoria Morgan, Magaly Suarez and Robert Hill’s “Swan Lake”, Clara in Alicia Alonso’s “Nutcracker”, Marie in Val Caniparoli’s “Nutcracker”, Carmen in Kirk Peterson’s “Carmen”, Lisa in Jose Pares “La Fille Mal Gardee”, Gamzatti in Natalia Makarova’s “La Bayadere”, Swanilda in Jose Pares and Balanchine/Danilova’s “Coppelia”, Cinderella in “Cinderella”, Mazurka in Florence Clerc’s “Les Sylphides”, Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Mikko Nissinen’s and Victoria Morgan’s “Nutcracker”, Amour and Maid of Honor in Nureyev’s “Don Quixote”, Lady Guinevere in Victoria Morgan’s King Arthur’s “Camelot”.
Her repertoire also includes Balanchine’s “Tchaikovsky pas de deux”, Liberty Bell in “Stars & Stripes”, “El Ballo de la Regina”, Who Cares?, “Concerto Barroco”, “Symphony in C” 1st Movement Principal, Russian Principal in “Serenade”, Edwaard Liang’s “Wunderland”, Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room” and “Baker’s Dozen”, Principal in Arthur Saint-Leon “La Vivandiere”, Pink Pas de Deux in Clark Tippet’s “Bruch Violin Concerto”, Anne Boleyn in Christopher Wheeldon’s “VIII”, Harald Lander’s “Etudes”, 2nd Principal Couple in Wheeldon’s “DGV”, Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma”, Jiri Kylian’s “Symphony of Psalms”, Lead in Stanton Welch’s “Clear” and “Fingerprints”, Jerome Robbins “Fancy Free”, Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia”, Lead in Jorma Elo’s “Awake Only” and many other works by important choreographers like John Cranko, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Jamal Story, Angel Corella, Val Caniparoli, Ivan Tenorio, Alberto Mendez, Eduardo Blanco, Viktor Kabaniaev, George Birkadze, Russell Ducker, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Andrea Schermoly, Trey McIntyre and others...
As an international principal guest artist Ms. Almeida have performed with several renowned companies at some of the most important stages around the world. Just to mention a few, Balleto dell’Opera di Roma in Italy, Ballet Dortmund in Germany, NBA Ballet in Japan, Slovene National Opera and Ballet, Festival Ballet of Providence, Ballet Met, Tulsa Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet San Jose, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Florida Classical Ballet, Ballet Mississippi, Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, Ballet Sibiu in Rumania, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, International Ballet Greenville, Collin County Ballet Theater, Open Dance Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Miami International Ballet Festival, Baltic Ballet Festival in Latvia, Nureyev Festival in Kazan, Russia, Kremlin International Ballet Festival in Moscow, Russia, Panama International Ballet Festival, Stars of the 21st Century Gala in Bucarest, The USAIBC,YAGP and WBC Galas, Roberto Bolle & Friends Galas, Taipei International Ballet Gala in Taiwan, Gala of Stars Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, Ballet Stars Gala in Jakarta, Indonesia, International Ballet Season with National Ballet of China, Gala Internacional de Ballet Chile, Festival de Ballet Cordoba, Mexico, Gala de Danza, Mexico, Les Hivernales de la Danse in Belgium, etc.