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OSIEL GOUNEO

Principal Dancer of the Norwegian National Ballet

Critics from different parts of the world named him “the King of Dance”, “Cuban sensation” and “fast-rising star”. 

Born in Matanzas, Osiel Guneo trained at the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana and in 2008 he joined the Cuban National Ballet. Being appointed a Principal Dancer in 2011, danced leading classical roles and touring performance spaces such as the London Coliseum, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Lincoln Center in New York. 

In 2013 he joined The Norwegian National Ballet and immediately gained audience’s love with his skills and charm – both in romantic roles such as Prince in Swan Lake and Cinderella or The Nutcracker and character parts like Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty or the Moor in Petrushka. The same year he was named Best Newcomer on the international dance scene in the annual Positano Awards.