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Bio / CV

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ROSARIO SUAREZ was born in Havana, Cuba, where she completed her dance studies at the National School of the Arts. She was a recipient of the Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition of Varna, Bulgaria, among other prestigious awards. She has danced as a Principal Dancer with the National Ballet of Cuba (1968-1995) and has performed in more than 50 countries as a guest artist. One highlight of Suárez’s career is her performance of Odette-Odile in Swan Lake at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris in 1983. Acclaimed in Cuba as the greatest and most popular ballerina of her generation, Ms. Suárez is famous as a versatile interpreter who prefers to build her stage characters around expressive musicality. Since she began teaching, Suarez has been a faculty member of New World School of the Arts (1997-1999) and a guest teacher in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Cincinnati Ballet, School of Ballet Hispanico in New York and other national and international companies. Since 2008 Suarez resides as full time faculty at the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet in Miami.

Ballet Classes

Rosario’s technical curriculum is a combination different schools. Her impeccable Cuban training is the base of her style which she mixes with Russian and European techniques learned along her extensive international career.

Repertoire Staging

Staging classical repertoire comes as second nature to Rosario. Her experience gives her an understanding of each role’s technical and artistic requirement, which allows her to get the most from each dancer.

Character Coaching

Character Dance is not widely taught in the US but is necessary for many of the classic ballets. Rosario has trained with great character coaches and recognizes its importance for students and professionals alike.

Curriculum Vitae


Teaching Experience

2013    Guest Teacher of Trey Mcintyre Project on tour in Miami, FL

2008 – Present    Full Time Faculty at the Miami Conservatory – Ruth Wiesen, Director – Ballet Mistress of Thomas Armour Youth Ballet

2007    Norway

2007    Guest Teacher at Ballet Hispanico Summer Intensive – New York, NY

2006 – 2008    Guest Teacher at Institut Del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain

2006 – 2008    Guest Teacher at Metros Compañia de Dansa – Ramon Oller, Director

2005    Compañia Nacional de Danza, Mexico D.F, Mexico

1999 – 2006    Director / Ballet Mistress of Rosario Suarez Dance Academy Artistic Director / Choreographer of Ballet Rosario Suarez – Miami, FL

1998 – 1999    Ballet Faculty at New World School of the Arts – Miami, FL

1997    Guest Teacher at Kaleidoscopic Academy – Pensacola, FL

1996 – 1997    Guest Teacher at Ballet Concerto Summer Program – Miami, FL Sonia Diaz / Martha del Pino, Directors

1995    Guest Teacher Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza – Madrid, Spain

1995    Guest Teacher at Barcelona Ballet Conservatory Summer Program

1989    Masterclass / Workshop Series for “La Habana en Madrid” Centro Cultural de la Villa – Madrid, Spain

Choreography / Staging

2011    Staging of Russian Dance from “Swan Lake” for Miami Conservatory

2010    “La Ultima Función” [“The Last Performace”] – Miami, FL, Evening length work Produced by Nobarte

2006   “Criollo” Ballet Rosario Suarez

2005    Staging of “Pas de Quatre” for Vail International Ballet Festival Vail, Colorado

2005    Staging of “Tarde en la Siesta” for Ballet Rosario Suarez – Miami, Fl Original Choreography by Alberto Mendez

2004    Staging of Paquita Suite for New World School of the Arts – Miami, FL – Also performed at Manuel Artime Theater with Ballet Rosario Suarez

2004    Staging of “Pas de Quatre” for Miami International Ballet Festival Original Choreography by Jules Perrot

2003    Staging of “Markitenka” for Ballet Rosario Suarez – Miami, FL   Original choreography by Arthur Saint-Leon and Fanny Cerrito

2003    Staging of “Coppelia” for Ballet Rosario Suarez “Coppeliu’s Tableau” –  Miami, FL

2002    “Cecilia Valdes” for the University of Miami Music Festival – Miami, FL – Ballet Rosario Suarez

2002    DANCE4LIFE American Red Cross AIDS Benefit – Miami, FL

2002    Staging of excerpts of “Giselle” for the Miami Conservatory – Miami, FL

2001    “Christmas Songs” for West Miami Arts Gala – Miami, FL

1998    Staging of excerpts of “Swan Lake” for New World School of the Arts, Daniel Lewis, Director  – Miami, FL

1997    Pro Arte Grately Anniversary Gala – Miami, FL

1997    Miami Symphony Orchestra Gala Performance – Miami, FL

1997    Staging of “La Fille Mal Gardee” – Miami, FL

1996    “Six Women Remember Lecuona” for G.R.A.S.P. Gala – Miami, FL

1995    Staging of “Paquita”  – Miami, FL


1987 – 1990    Principal Dancer at the Ballet Theater of Havana – Havana, Cuba     

1968 – 1995    Principal Dancer at the National Ballet of Cuba – Havana, Cuba, Alicia Alonso, Director

1966 – 1968    National School of the Arts – Havana, Cuba

1962 – 1966    Province Ballet School – Havana, Cuba


1997    ACCA Prize for establishment of Ballet Cubano de Miami – Miami, FL

1997    Best Solo Performance, EXITO Magazine – Miami, FL

1997    Best Debut Performance by a group. EXITO Magazine – Miami, FL

1996    ACCA Jorge Lefebvre Award – Miami, FL

1991    Order Cuban Culture. Havana Cuba.

1991    Glass Medal of MINON Concerts Association. Tokyo, Japan.

1981    Bronze Medal -Senior Category- IV Festival International Moscow Ballet, Soviet Union

1976    Medal and Diploma. 1st Japan World Competition of Ballet. Tokyo, Japan.

1972    Medal “Katia Popova” Festival. Pleven, Bulgaria.

1970    Gold Medal -Junior Category. V Varna International Ballet Festival, Bulgaria.