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Joan Boada

Principal Dancer of the San Francisco Ballet

Joan Boada, started his career as one of the world's most celebrated young dancers. He worked with seven companies all over the world (including Jeune Ballet de France) before joining San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer rather than Paris Opera and the American Ballet Theatre.

A native of Havana, Boada trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba. He earned his fame thanks to his speed, impeccable classical style and electrifying presence. His repertoire consists of numerous leading roles in classical ballets like The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, he danced in ballets by Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine and Frederick Ashton, Jury Possokhov and Christopher Wheeldon, Val Caniparoli, Whilliam Forsythe, Alexey Ratmansky and many others.