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Alberto Ballester

Cuban Alberto Ballester has danced the role of Rothbart in Swan Lake, Gremin in Cranko’s Onegin, Solor’s friend in La Bayadère and several prominent roles in The Nutcracker. In 2020, he danced the famous peasant pas de deux from Giselle, in Ekman's Cacti, Inao’s modern choreography Pulse and Touret’s new work Wagō.

Ballester has danced in Corder’s Romeo and Juliet, Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Scarlett’s Carmen, Strømgren’s Lamentate, Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced, Kylián’s One of a Kind, Arcimboldo and Sarabande, Stevenson’s Cinderella, Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and MacMillan’s Manon. He became a permanent member of the Norwegian National Ballet in 2016, after having been part of the Norwegian National Ballet 2 and dancing in Boyadjiev’s Picture Perfect and Kylián’s Evening Songs.

As a member of the Cuban National Ballet (2010–2014), he danced in full-length ballet performances like Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Giselle, as well as in Alicia Alonso’s Don Quijote. Together with the company, he toured in China and Spain and has worked with such choreographers as Peter Quanz, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Luis Serrano. He was born in 1992 and grew up in the capital of Havanna, where he also studied. As a student, he toured in South Africa as an exchange student and also took part in the international ballet competition in Havana.


Previous acts

  • 11 Menn in Hedda Gabler
  • 3 Sigøynere in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Arabisk par in The Nutcracker
  • Beggar Boys in Manon
  • Blomsterkavaler / 4 Store mus in The Nutcracker
  • Blomsterkavaler in The Nutcracker
  • Bout of the Imperfect Pearl in Baroque Movement
  • Cacti in Ekman / Haagenrud / Kylián
  • Clients in Manon
  • Desolating Persephone in Sleepless beauty
  • Epic Short in Sleepless beauty
  • Fandango in Don Quixote
  • Giselle 2. akt - Hilarion in Norwegian National Ballet in the open air
  • Giselle: Hilarion in Lyset på Nasjonalballetten
  • Gjester in The Nutcracker
  • Gremin in Onegin
  • John, The Pretend Soldier in Rooms by Alexander Ekman
  • Matadorer in Don Quixote
  • Norske Dukker / Russisk in The Nutcracker
  • Norske Dukker / Russisk in The Nutcracker
  • Nøtteknekkerprinsdukken in The Nutcracker
  • One flat thing, reproduced in Back to the Future
  • One of a kind in Kylián: One of A Kind
  • Orfeus og Evrydike in Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Rothbart in Swan Lake
  • Russisk in The Nutcracker
  • Sarabande in Kylian: Black & White
  • Serendipity in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • Sigøynere in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Sigøynergutter / 7 Uhyrer in Don Quixote
  • Soldater in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Soldater in The Nutcracker
  • Theme and Variations Demi solo menn in An evening with Balanchine
  • Theme and Variations in An evening with Balanchine
  • Timelapse in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Torreador in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Valse Fantaisie in The Norwegian National Ballet 2: BRILLANTE
  • Valse-Fantaisie in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • Valse-Fantaisie in Up close with the Norwegian National Ballet
  • Wago in Norwegian National Ballet in the open air