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Yoel Carreño

Principal Dancer

Since joining the Norwegian National Ballet, Cuban Yoel Carreño has gained recognition in the major classical lead roles: Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Basilio in Don Quixote, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, not to mention playing the Prince in both The Nutcracker and Cinderella, Albrecht in Giselle, Don José and Escamillo in Scarletts Carmen – a ballet in three acts, and Des Grieux in Manon.

He has danced the role of The Chosen One in Tetley's The Rite of Spring and the pas de deux in Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, and in autumn 2013 he danced The Moor in Øyen's new version of Petrushka as well as taking the role of Prince Ivan in Scarlett's new The Firebird. He has also danced in Kylián's Symphony of Psalms, Wings of Wax, No More Play and Gods and Dogs, Spuck's Le Grand Pas de Deux, Ekman's Resin, and Safe as Houses by Paul Lightfoot and Sol León.

Carreño comes from a famous Cuban ballet family in Havana, and was principal dancer with the Cuban National Ballet before arriving in Oslo. He studied at the Elemental Ballet School and the National School of Ballet in Havana, and achieved several good results while still a student in the International Meetings of Ballet Academies Contest between 1996 and 1998. Carreño appears as a guest performer with several companies and has danced on many prominent international stages.

Performances

Future Acts

Previous acts

  • in Future Memories – an evening with Jiří Kylián
  • Agon in An evening with Balanchine
  • Albrecht in Giselle
  • Alexej Karenin in Anna Karenina
  • Basilio in Don Quixote
  • Des Grieux in Manon
  • Diana og Acteon Pas de deux in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • Don José in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Don Jose in Carmen - a ballet in three acts
  • Escamillo in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Escamillo in Carmen - a ballet in three acts
  • Grand Pas Classique in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Kingdom of the Shades - Solor in An Evening with the Masters: White Nights
  • Le Grands Pas de deux in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • No More Play in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • No More Play in Kylian: Black & White
  • Nøtteknekkerprinsdukken in The Nutcracker
  • Nøtteknekkerprinsen in The Nutcracker
  • Onegin in Onegin
  • Prins in Cinderella
  • Prins Siegfried in Swan lake
  • Prinsen in The Nutcracker
  • Sarabande in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Sarabande in Kylian: Black & White
  • Sechs Tänze in Kylian: Black & White
  • Solor in La Bayadère
  • Stiva in Anna Karenina
  • Sweet Dreams in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Sweet Dreams in Kylian: Black & White
  • Symfoni i C - 1. sats in An Evening with the Masters: White Nights
  • Tchaikovsky Pas de deux in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • Theme and Variations in An evening with Balanchine
  • Theme and Variations Solo par in An evening with Balanchine
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux in An evening with Balanchine
  • Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet
  • Ung kadett in The Nutcracker
  • William, The TV Macho Sports Guy in Rooms by Alexander Ekman
  • Without Words in Dream Play