Luis Valle

Born in Havana, Valle studied gymnastics as a child and later enrolled at the School of Ballet Alejo Carpentier. In 2004 he was selected by Carlos Acosta to join the cast of the ballet Tocororo – a Cuban Tale, in which he played the main character in his childhood. With this show he travelled to London, Hong Kong, Austria and Italy. During his student years he competed in the International Ballet Competition for Students held in Havana, and he was awarded the Gold Medal (2005) and Silver Medal (2007). He continued his studies at the National Ballet School of Cuba. He participated in events held in Mexico, South Africa and Italy. He graduated in 2009 and joined the National Ballet of Cuba, directed by Alicia Alonso. In the company he achieved the rank of principal dancer. He has performed as a soloist in important works of the classical repertoires such as Giselle, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and has played central roles in the ballets Don Quixote and Swan Lake. He has also danced in Carmen by Alberto Alonso; Rara Avis and The Poem of Fire by Alberto Mendez; Othello’s character in Prologue for a tragedy by Brian McDonald; Shakespeare and his masks by Alicia Alonso; Habanera Suite by Ramon Oller, and Celeste by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.