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Roberto Almaguer


Mr. Almaguer first performed with the Ballet de Camagüey under the leadership of the father of the Cuban Ballet, Fernando Alonso, in 1988. Then, after achieving a Gold medal in the International Ballet Competition in Peru, he became a soloist with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba under Alicia Alonso touring to Europe, Asia and the American continent. In 1993 Mr. Almaguer started his dancing career in the US with the Cleveland San Jose Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet and other American Ballet Companies; he was also featured in US National TV in the Jerry Louis Telethon . Mr. Almaguer has appeared in the productions of the LA Opera company such as The Queen of Spades and La Traviata. In 2004 the Teatro Real of Madrid, Spain and the LA Opera invited Mr. Almaguer to choreograph The Queen of Spades, where he worked with some of the world’s lead Opera Singers, including Placido Domingo and Tatiana Obratsowa, amongst others . Additionally, Mr. Almaguer has been invited to teach at several Colleges and Universities in Southern California; he has been a Judge in several International Ballet Competitions in Japan and Europe , and a mentor and Ballet Teacher for the men at the English National Ballet School in 2016 and 2017, representing the ENB Company and school at the prestigious Prix de Lausanne in 2017. In his dancing repertoire Mr. Almaguer includes most of all the major male roles of the traditional classical ballet menu. He has also delved into the musical theater arena as well as contemporary and neoclassical styles; such works include those of Jiri Kylian, Jorge Lefebre, Vicente Nebreda, George Balanchine and Roland Petit.  He has also been featured on national television in the US and Mexico and has been a guest artist of the Los Angeles Opera company where he has danced the Matador in La Traviata under the conduction of Plácido Domingo and Direction of Martha Domingo. These successful appearances with  LA Opera awarded Mr. Almaguer the invitation to reprise " The Queen of Spades" in 2004 for the Teatro Real where Mr. Domingo and Mrs. Tatiana Obratsowa led the season in the main roles.

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