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Jose Manuel Carreno Photo of dancers: Jose Manuel Carreno, Ethan Stiefel, Vladimir Malakhov, and Angel Corella
Jose Manuel Carreno Ethan Stiefel Angel Corella Vladimir Malakhov
Photo of Jose Manuel Carreno

Originally from:

Havana, Cuba

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ABT was always the place where I want[ed] to be.

Jose Manuel Carreño was born in Cuba, where he received his training at the Provincial School of Ballet and the National Ballet School. He won the Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition in 1987 and the Grand Prix at the International Ballet
Jose Manuel Carreno
Jose Manuel Carreño.
Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1990. He has appeared extensively in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, dancing such roles as Franz in "Coppélia"; Basil in "Don Quixote"; Albrecht in "Giselle"; and Prince Siegfried in "Swan Lake"; as well as in "Le Corsaire," "Diana and Acteon," and the Black Swan pas de deux.

Carreño joined the English National Ballet in 1990, where his repertoire included Solor in "The Kingdom of the Shades" from "La Bayadère," the Prince in "Cinderella"; Franz in "Coppélia" Albrecht in "Giselle"; the Prince and the Gopak in "The Nutcracker"; Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet"; Petruchio in "The Taming of the Shrew"; and roles in a number of one-act ballets and pas de deux, including "A Stranger I Came," "Études," "Graduation Ball," and "Prince Igor."

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