Carlos Acosta

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Carlos was born in Havana, Cuba, June 2nd 1973 and grew up in one of the more rough and impoverished areas of Cuba. Though he preferred football, his father unusually decided to put him into ballet training to keep him out of trouble in the streets. In 1990 he won the Gold medal at the Prix de Lausanne. Acosta is now considered to be one of the most influential and popular male dancers. He has danced with English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. In recent years with The Royal Ballet in London, he has performed the lead role in The Sleeping Beauty, The Four Temperaments, Rhapsody, Apollo, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Giselle, Requiem, Agon, and Romeo & Juliet .

 Carlos performed with Tamara Rojo and The Royal Ballet cast at the opening night of Romeo and Juliet at London’s O2 arena in June 2011, to an audience of 13,500 and he continues to work as a Principal Guest Artist for the Royal Ballet and several TV series projects. His autobiography, No Way Home was published in 2007, and his first novel, Pig’s Foot has been nominated in the Waterstone top 10.

 

 


Carlos Acosta on creativity in Britain