Yosvani Ramos - Patron
Yosvani Ramos was born in Camagüey, Cuba and trained at the National Ballet School, going on to dance with Jeune Ballet de France and Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris after winning the Gold Medal at the Paris International Ballet Competition in 1998.
He later joined English National Ballet as a Soloist in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2000, then Principal Dancer in 2003 after his performance as Franz in Coppélia. He danced with ENB until 2008 when he joined The Australian Ballet as a Principal Artist, where he remained until April 2013.
He has danced the lead roles in all the major classical ballets like Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Merry Widow, Manon, La Silphíde as well as in ballets by Balanchine, Ratmansky, Duato and many others and has guested all around the world.
He danced at the XVIII International Ballet Festival in Miami in September 2013, spent several months guesting with companies in Europe and the USA and joined the Cincinnati Ballet as principal dancer in July 2014.
Yosvani joined Colorado Ballet at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season as principal dancer and whislt his duties keep him in the USA at the moment he will be teaching at Kings whenever his schedule allows.
We are delighted to have Yosvani as our Patron and thrilled to be able to offer the Yosvani Ramos Scholarship to an incoming student.