Yosvani Ramos was born in Camagüey, Cuba and trained at the National Ballet School. In 1998, he went on to dance with Jeune Ballet de France and Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris. He 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 spent several months guesting then joined the Cincinnati Ballet as Principal Dancer in 2014. Yosvani joined Colorado Ballet in 2015 as a Principal Dancer.
Dance training and awards:
National Ballet School in Cuba
Won the Silver medal and best couple at the International Ballet Competition in Varna Bulgaria in 1996, Silver medal at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi in 1998, Gold medal at Paris International Ballet Competition in 1998 and the Silver medal in 1999 at the Nagoya International Ballet Competition in Japan.
Joined Colorado Ballet:
Joined as Principal
Selected roles and ballets:
James in La Sylphíde
The Nutcracker Prince and Sugar Plum Cavalier in The Nutcracker
Dodo Bird, the Joker, the Mad Hatter and Lewis Carroll in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland
Prince Siegfried and Benno in Swan Lake
Albrecht and Peasant pas de deux in Giselle
Franz in Coppélia
Romeo, Mercution and Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet
Basilio in Don Quixote
Prince in Cinderella
Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty
Camille in The Merry Widow
Des Grieux in Manon
Kay in The Snow Queen
Peter Pan in Septime Webre's Peter Pan
Principal man in Balanchine’s Stars & Stripes, Square Dance, Who Cares?, Ballet Imperial and Serenade as Dark Angel man
Poet in Les Sylphídes
First movement in Kenneth MacMillan's Concerto
Principal man in Harald Lander's Etudes
Mazurka man in Lifar's Suite en Blanc
Title role in Petrushka
Red Knight in de Valois's Checkmate
Blue Couple in Twyla Tharp's Brief Fling
Guard with Green Whiskers, Professor Marvel and the Wizard in Septime Webre's The Wizard of Oz
and ballets by Alexei Ratmanski, Stanton Welch, Nacho Duato, and Mark Morris.
More about Yosvani:
He danced at the XVIII International Ballet Festival in Miami in September 2013. He also spent several months guesting with companies in Europe and the USA and has guested all over the world.