Born in Matanzas and raised in Havana, Cuba, Adiarys Almeida joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2004 as a Soloist and was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2005 and to Principal Dancer in 2006. Her professional training includes the Vocational Arts School,Matanzas Cuba,and the National Ballet School, Havana Cuba . Yolanda Dominguez, Martha Iris Fernandez, Ana Julia Bermudez, Rosario Suarez,Magaly Suarez and Orlando Molina are among Ms. Almeida’s most significant teachers. Ms. Almeida danced with The National Ballet of Cuba for two years(2001 to 2003),under the direction of Alicia Alonso( the ultimate dream of many Cuban dancers.) Her favorite roles are Carmen in Carmen, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet , Kitri in Don Quixote ,Medora in Le Corsaire,and the Lead pas de deux in Balanchine's Stars and Stripes. She participated in the International Ballet Competition of Havana, Cuba, where she received a Silver Medal in 1997 and 1998 and a Gold Medal in 1999 and 2000. In Japan, Ms. Almeida participated in the 1999 International Dance Competition of Nagoya and the Gala of the Ballet Muses in Tokyo as the partner of Rolando Sarabia.She been invited to perform as a Principal Guest Artist with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico ,The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami,Ballet Rosario Suarez,The Miami International Ballet Festival,etc;. She was also finalist in the USA International Ballet Competition 2006 where she performed the World Premiere of " Nothing " choreographed by Jamal Story. Almeida thanks her boyfriend Joseph Gatti for inspiring her to dance everyday and her family for their love and their wonderful support throughout her career.
USA IBC 2006 Awards Gala "Le Corsaire" pas de deux performed by Adiarys Almeida & Joseph Gatti.
. . . " The Highlight of the Gala," The evening's only standing ovation," Astonishing," Astounding," The purest and most honest ballet dancing," Delivered with a lack of affectation and with seamless, fluid finishes that made rare artistry of the gimmicks" ~New York Times July 4th 2006 by Jennifer Dunning.
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