Yonah Acosta Principal

Havana, Cuba

Age started dancing

Cuban National Ballet School

Previous Company
Ballet Nacional de Cuba

English National Ballet
Joined 2011 as First Artist, promoted Junior Soloist Summer 2011 and Principal in 2014. Roles include Eagling’s Men Y Men, Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and made his debut as the Nephew/Prince in Eagling’s Nutcracker, London Coliseum, 2011. Autumn 2012 danced Bluebird and Prince Désiré in MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty. In 2013 appeared opposite Tamara Rojo in Nureyev’s Raymonda Act III and the leading roles of Conrad, Ali and Birbanto in Le Corsaire. In 2014 as Franz in Ronald Hynd’s Coppélia and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake.

Role would love to dance
Count Albrecht

Other information
2007 won Silver medal at the First Beijing Ballet Competition. 2007 Grand Prix in the International Ballet Competition of Cuba. 2008 won Gold, Shanghai International Ballet Competition. 2008 won Gold in Korea International Ballet Competition. Winner of both the 2012 Emerging Dancer and People’s Choice Awards. In 2011 and 2012 winner of the Mr Virtuoso Award at the International Ballet Festival Dance Open, St Petersburg. Guest appearances include Corsaire pas de deux with Alina Cojocaru (Hamburg Ballet, 2014); Don Quixote (Stanislavsky Ballet, 2015) and opposite Alessandra Ferri in Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (Italy, 2015)

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