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Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Israel began classical ballet training at the famed Vocational Art School. Where he won the school’s Best Performer Award in recognition of his critical command of requisite ballet skills. Israel began his professional dance career with the Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso where he performed as a soloist. Under the direction of Fernando Bujones, Israel became a principal dancer for the company Ballet de Monterrey in Monterey Mexico. In 1998 he came to USA and danced with Ballet Theater of Lexington and in 1999 with Louisville Ballet. As a guest dancer, teacher and choreographer. Israel received rave reviews from several critics including the Orlando Sentinel, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, International Dance Magazine and the arts community.

Over his extensive professional dance career, Israel performed solo roles and principal dancer in virtually all the ballet classics including: Coppelia, Don Quixote, Giselle, La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee, Les Sylphides, Le Corsaire, Serenade, Napoli, Tarantella (Balanchine), Paquita, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Polovitzians Dances and The Nutcracker. Israel was the first male dancer in the United States to perform the full-length ballet Spartacus.


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