José Manuel Carreño
|José Manuel Carreño|
25 May 1968 |
|Former groups||English National Ballet,
American Ballet Theatre
José Manuel Carreño (born 25 May 1968 in Havana, Cuba) is a retired Cuban ballet dancer, who performed as a principal dancer with the English National Ballet, Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
Carreño started dancing at the age of ten and received his training at the Provincial School of Ballet and the Cuban National Ballet School. He won the Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition in 1987 and the Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1990. He has appeared extensively in Europe, Latin America and the United States, dancing such roles as Franz in Coppélia, Basilio in Don Quixote, Albrecht in Giselle and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake. He has also performed in the principal roles in such works as Le Corsaire, the Diane and Actéon pas de deux and the Black Swan pas de deux.
On 30 June 2011 he gave his final performance with the ABT in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House in Swan Lake featuring Julie Kent and Gillian Murphy as Odille and Odette. Carreño was joined on stage by other members of the company including Marcelo Gomes, Maxim Beloserkovsky and Cory Stearns who hoisted him overhead.
He made a special appearance on Dancing With The Stars.
- "Jose Manuel Carreño". American Ballet Theatre. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- "Meet Our Leadership Team". Carreño Dance Festival. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- Ulrich, Allan (19 June 2013). "Ballet San Jose's new artistic director". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
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