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Taras Domitro

International Principal Guest Artist

Former Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Cuba and San Francisco Ballet

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Domitro was a former Principal Dancer with National Ballet of Cuba and San Francisco Ballet. He trained at Alejo Carpentier School and the National Ballet School in Havana.

Mr. Domitro was nominated for best male dancer at the 2013 Benois de la Danse. He also won the 2008 Gold Medal at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida, the Grand Prix at Peru’s International Ballet Festival in 2003, and in 2000, 1st Prize and the Revelation Award at International Ballet Competition and Ballet Academies Festival in Havana, Cuba. At age 20 he became a Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba and started to build an incredible career sharing the stage with some amazing renowned dancers such as Italian Prima Ballerina Carla Fracci. Later, he continued acquiring a large and versatile repertoire at San Francisco Ballet.

Domitro’s major roles as a principal dancer include Albrecht in Tomasson’s & Alonso’s “Giselle”, Snow King and Nutcracker Prince in Thomasson’s “Nutcracker”,Prince & Sugar Plum Cavalier in Alonso’s “Nutcracker”, Mercutio in Tomasson’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo & Mercutio in Alonso’s “Shakespeare & the Masks”, Prince Siegfried in Tomasson’s “Swan Lake”, Basilio in Tomasson’s/Possokhov’s & Alonso’s “Don Quixote”, Franz in Balanchine’s & Alonso’s “Coppelia”, Lensky in Cranko’s “Onegin”, Benjamin in Wheeldon’s “Cinderella”, Prince in Consuegra’s “Cinderella”, Solor in Makarova's “Kingdom of the Shades” from “La Bayadere”, The Creature in Scarlett’s “Frankenstein”, Brown in Robbins’ “Dances at a Gathering”. He created the role of Giovanni and The Swimmer, respectively, in Possokhov’s Francesca da Rimini and Swimmer.

His repertoire also includes Balanchine’s “The Four temperaments”, “Emeralds”, “Rubies”, “Scotch Symphony”, “Symphony in C” and “Theme and Variations”. The title role in Fokine’s “Petrouchka”, Lifar’s “Suite en Blanc”, Edward Liang’s “Wunderland”, McGregor’s “Chroma”, Nureyev’s “Raymonda” Act III, Ratmansky’s “Russian Season” and “ShostakovichTrilogy” (Symphony #9), Robbin’s Opus19 “The Dreamer”, Tomasson’s “7 for Eight”, “Caprice”, “Criss-Cross”, “Prism”, “On a Theme of Paganini”, “Le Quattro Stagioni” and “Trio”. He have also performed the Pas de Deux from Vaganova’s “Diana & Acteon”, the Pas de Deux from Vainonen’s “Flames of Paris”, “La Bayadere” Pas D’action and Zanella's “Alles Walzer” and “Underskin”. Mr. Domitro also worked with cuban choreographers Alberto Mendez, Ivan Tenorio and Eduardo Blanco.

As an international principal guest artist, Mr. Domitro has performed with several renowned companies at some of the most important stages around the world. Just to mention a few, Balletto dell’Opera di Roma, Italy, Florida Classical Ballet, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Ballet Dortmund and Hamburg Ballet, Germany, Orlando Ballet, Kremlin International Ballet Festival, Russia, The Gran Ballet Festival del Querataro, Mexico, Panama International Ballet Festival, Roberto Bolle & Friends Galas, Elisa Carrillo & Amigos Galas, Taipei International Ballet Gala, Taiwan, Gala of Stars Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition, International Ballet Season with National Ballet of China, Gala Internacional de Ballet Chile, Festival de Ballet Cordoba, Mexico, Collin County Ballet Theater, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, International Ballet Greenville, World Ballet Competition Gala of Stars, Gala de Danza, Mexico, Les Hivernales de la Danse, Belgium, YAGP Stars of Today meet the Stars of Tomorrow, Tampa and Ballet West, The Alicia Alonso Foundation Gala in Madrid, Spain.