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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.