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Maykel Solas

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Position: Ballet instructor
ADP Classes: Ballet
Training: Ballet
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Maykel Solas

Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Maykel Solas trained at the Escuela Provincial de Arte, and graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana. He studied under renowned Cuban ballet teachers Alicia Alonso, Loipa Araujo, Josefina Mendez, Orlando Salgado, Martha Garcia and Jose Luis Zamorano. At seventeen, after winning a silver medal in the Ballet Competition of Havana, Maykel joined the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. In 2001, he moved to South America and won another silver medal in the 12th International Ballet Competition of Trujillo in Peru. Maykel became a Principal Dancer with the Ballet Nacional del Peru and Ballet Municipal de Lima, where he performed leading roles in numerous classical and neoclassical ballets. In 2005, Maykel joined Silicon Valley Ballet (formerly Ballet San Jose), where he danced for over a decade enjoying an illustrious career as a Principal Dancer. His favorite roles include Albrecht in Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake, as well as leads in La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet, Carmina Burana and Dennis Nahat’s The Nutcracker.