Corps de Ballet

Amanda Pérez Duarte

Amanda Pérez Duarte took her first steps in the world of ballet at an art academy in the city of Ciego de Avila, Cuba. She continued her training as a dancer by completing elementary and higher studies at the National Ballet School of Cuba, fulfilling her dream of mastering this art. During this stage, Amanda achieved silver and bronze medals in International Ballet Competitions held in Havana. In 2017, she graduated as a Dancer and became part of the National Ballet of Cuba, where she had the opportunity to dance in various repertoires, including Swan Lake, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Giselle, Coppelia, as well as pieces by renowned choreographers like Alexei Ratmansky, Ben Stevenson, Alberto Méndez, Cathy Marston, Ricardo Amarante, and Gemma Bond, among others.

Throughout her journey, Amanda excelled in leading roles such as Swanilda, The Blue Bird Princess, Three Preludes, Love Fear Loss, and Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker, which led to her promotion as a Soloist of the company. She continued dancing with the National Ballet of Cuba until 2022. Subsequently, Amanda auditioned for the prestigious Finnish National Ballet Company and performed in several works during the 2022-2023 season. Her talent also earned her invitations to dance in various artistic galas, where she showcased her skills in pieces like the PDD of Don Quixote in Evli, Finland, as well as the PDD Romeo and Juliet and Diana and Acteon at the Carlo Gesualdo Danza 2023 International Prize in Italy.

Currently, Amanda is thrilled to be part of the Cincinnati Ballet company and looking forward to embracing new experiences and challenges in her dance journey.