Rodolfo Castellanos

RODOLFO CASTELLANOS

As a graduate, fresh out of la Escuela Nacional de Arte de la Habana, Rodolfo joined the corps de ballet of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba (BNC) in 1973. From the start his career has been rich in opportunities and varied in experiences. Within a few years he had already danced most of the classical repertoire and many contemporary works.  Rodolfo was noticed and acclaimed for his interpretations of the ballet Sensemaya by the international critics at the Fourth Festival International de ballet de Habana in 1977. In 1979 he achieved the Principal status with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.  As a member of the BNC but also as a guest Rodolfo travelled around the world extensively.  His adaptability and high mobility led him to Europe in 1992 where after collaboration with John Wisman, the Deutsche Choreographer, led Rodolfo to be invited at Carmen Roche’s Centro Internacional de Danza and at the Real Conservatorio de Danza de Madrid. This was followed by many other invitations to work as Maitre de Ballet and Instructor.

Companies: Ballet National de Cuba, Ballet de Camaguey (Cuba), Ballet Classico del Teatro de Bellas Artes de Mexico, Compania de Ballet del Teatro Municipal de Cali (Colombia), Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile), Ballet de Zaragoza (Spain), Theatre de Bordeaux…

Ballet & Contemporary Works: La Fille Mal Gardee, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Death of Nacissus, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Triumph of Aphrodite, Cleopatra, Death of the Swan (All male version), Don Quijote, Sylphides, Carmen, Sleeping Beauty… and works by Ivan Tenorio, Gustavo Herrera, Michel Descombey, Alberto Mendez, Azari Plissetski…

International Perfomances: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic… the States & Canada, Italy, Spain, Holland, Hungary and even the Soviet Union… In 1981, on the invitation of Indira Ghandi, then Prime Minister, Rodolfo toured India with the BNC.

Maitre de Ballet & Instructor: Ballet Euskadi Barcelona (Spain), the Ballet Company in Bordeaux (France), Ballet de Zaragoza (Spain) , Escuela de la Opera de Roma (Italy),  Maurice Bejart al Rudra in Lausanne  (Switzerland), Royal Ballet School in London and in Birmingham (UK).

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