Meet the Company: New Brooklyn Ballet Dancer Elisabet Rubio

Brooklyn Ballet loves broadening the work of the Company with new dancers with new strengths and experiences each season. We enjoy getting to know our newest recruits in rehearsals, and we thought you'd like an introduction to them, too.

Stay tuned for a series of introductions to our newest faces that will grace the stage this April!

Name: Elisabet Rubio
Age: 20
Neighborhood: Inwood, Manhattan

Q: Tell me a bit more about your background in ballet.
A: I started my dance training in Havana, Cuba where I graduated from The Cuban National Ballet School. I have interpreted different artistic roles within the classic repertoire and worked with other Cuban and foreign choreographers.

I was part of the cast of Ballet Laura Alonso (Center of Pro Dance of Cuba) where I developed as a professional ballerina and interpreted roles in Dracula, The Nutcrackers, Les Sylphides and Yarini.

During the Cuballet of Summer 2012, I took part in Sleeping Beauty, and right now I am a student at The Ballet Hispanico School of Dance.

Q: How did you learn about Brooklyn Ballet? And what attracted you to audition for the company?
A: I heard about the Brooklyn Ballet from Caridad Martinez, former Brooklyn Ballet Conservatory director. It was a great opportunity to do what I love the most - DANCE!

Q: Which of the dances for this season's performances are you most excited about? Why?
A: Snow is one of my favorite dances this season because of the new version that incorporates very original attire - motion sensor tutus.

Q: Why is ballet/dance important to you?
A: When I dance I have my own style. I feel different, I can be who I am. When I dance all my problems and worries go away. Dance is my passion and a great sensation. Dance is my life!

Q: Where's your favorite place to hang out in Brooklyn?
A: The Brooklyn Bridge

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