Alejandro Mendez began dancing at nine years old at the Vocational School of Luis Casas Romero in Camaguey, Cuba, for five years. Alejandro joined The National School of Vicentina De La Torre to further his studies in Camaguey, Cuba. He also participated in a prestigious international contest in 2010, where he accomplished a silver medal for his outstanding performance in Cuba. Alejandro seized the opportunity to join the illustrious National Ballet of Cuba, where he had the privilege of working with internationally recognized choreographers and teachers Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso, and Eduardo Blanco. During his first and second seasons in the National Ballet of Cuba, Alejandro had the opportunity to perform soloist roles in Eduardo Blanco’s original work, such as Acentos and Cuba, inside a piano. In 2013, Alejandro’s talent beckoned him beyond Cuban borders as he was invited to perform as a guest artist with Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico. This exciting opportunity further enriched his experiences and allowed him to showcase his talents to an international audience. Eager to continue his artistic journey, Alejandro’s next destination was Ballet Arizona, where he joined as a member. He has performed principal roles in productions such as The Nutcracker, Napoli, Coppélia, and La Sylphide. Additionally, his soloist roles include Bluebird—Sleeping Beauty, Golden Idol—La Bayadère, Swan Lake—Pas de Trois, “In Creases” by Justin Peck, “Pacopepepluto” by Alejandro Cerrudo, and George Balanchine’s timeless masterpieces Prodigal Son, Themes and Variation, Harlequin—La Sonnambula, and Western Symphony. He has also performed soloist roles in original works by Ib Anderson and Nayon Iovino.

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