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Yoel Carreno

Principal Dancer of the Norwegian National Ballet

Born in Havana, Cuba. Graduated from the National School of Ballet with the Golden Diploma. Over the years awarded with Silver and Gold Medals for International Ballet Competitions. Since 1998 danced for the Cuban Naional Ballet under the direction of Alicia Alonso. In three years was promoted to Principal Dancer. With this company has toured in both Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has been invited by important ballet companies, among which was the Washington Ballet. In 2003 he was awarded "For Contribution to National Culture", granted by Cuban Ministry of Culture. His repertoire is remarkably wide; as performer he tends to romantic classic pieces.