Yosvani Ramos

Yosvani Ramos was born in Camagüey, Cuba and trained at the National Ballet School. In 1998, he went on to dance with Jeune Ballet de France and Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris. He joined English National Ballet as a Soloist in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2000, then Principal dancer in 2003 after his performance as Franz in Coppélia. He danced with ENB until 2008, when he joined The Australian Ballet as a Principal Artist, where he remained until April 2013. He spent several months guesting then joined the Cincinnati Ballet as Principal dancer in 2014. Yosvani joined Colorado Ballet in 2015 as a Principal dancer.

Hometown:
Camagüey, Cuba

Dance training and awards:
National Ballet School in Cuba
Won the Silver medal and best couple at the International Ballet Competition in Varna Bulgaria in 1996, Silver medal at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi in 1998, Gold medal at Paris International Ballet Competition in 1998 and the Silver medal in 1999 at the Nagoya International Ballet Competition in Japan.

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2015

Promotions:
Joined as Principal

Selected roles and ballets:

James in La Sylphíde
The Nutcracker Prince and Sugar Plum Cavalier in The Nutcracker
Dodo Bird, the Joker, the Mad Hatter and Lewis Carroll in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland)
Prince Siegfried and Benno in Swan Lake
Albrecht and Peasant pas de deux in Giselle 
Franz in Coppélia 
Romeo, Mercution and Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet 
Basilio in Don Quixote
Prince in Cinderella 
Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty 
Camille in The Merry Widow 
Des Grieux in Manon 
Kay in The Snow Queen 
Peter Pan in Septime Weber's Peter Pan 
principal man in Balanchine’s Stars & Stripes, Square Dance, Who Cares? and Ballet Imperial
Poet in Les Sylphídes 
First movement in Kenneth MacMillan's Concerto 
Principal man in Harald Lander's Etudes 
Mazurka man in Lifar's Suite en Blanc 
Title role in Petrushka 
Red Knight in de Valois's Checkmate and ballets by Alexei Ratmanski
Stanton Welch, Nacho Duato, Mark Morris and others.

More about Yosvani:
He danced at the XVIII International Ballet Festival in Miami in September 2013. He also spent several months guesting with companies in Europe and the USA and has guested all over the world.

Photos: Yosvani Ramos and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson, Dana Benton and Yosvani Ramos by Mike Watson, Sharon Wehner and Yosvani Ramos by Allen Birnbach

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