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Yosvani Ramos was born in Camagüey, Cuba and trained at the Cuban National Ballet School. In 1998, he went on to dance with Jeune Ballet de France and Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris. Ramos was invited to join English National Ballet as a Soloist in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2000, then Principal dancer in 2003 after his performance as Franz in Coppélia. He danced with English National Ballet until 2008, when he joined The Australian Ballet as a Principal Artist, where he remained until April 2013. He spent several months guesting then joined the Cincinnati Ballet as Principal Dancer in 2014. He joined Colorado Ballet in 2015 as a Principal Dancer.
Some of Ramos’ awards and accomplishments include winning the Silver medal and best couple at the International Ballet Competition in Varna Bulgaria in 1996, the Silver medal at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1998, the gold medal at Paris International Ballet Competition in 1998, and the Silver medal in 1999 at the Nagoya International Ballet Competition in Japan. He has also taught professional company classes all over the world.
Performing Arts Louisville’s Junior Summer Intensive Ballet Program will help students grow their technique, strength, and artistry, enabling them to leave with the knowledge and skills to reach the next level in their training. This program offers intensive-style ballet training while also introducing students to other styles of dance. The Junior Intensive will include instruction in Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program, used by many professional dancers, that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. Dancers begin each day with ballet technique and repertoire and end the day exploring electives that may include modern, jazz, musical theater, acting, and more! This program culminates in an informal performance for friends & family.