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Cuban Ballet

The Edge of Stardom: Secundaria Premieres in San Francisco

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

When the San Francisco Dance Film Festival airs the West Coast première of Secundaria (High School) -- a candid look at the lives of students at the world-famous National Ballet School in Havana -- expect Cuban dancers to be out in full force.

Defected Cuban Dancers Adjust To U.S., Seek Work (VIDEO)

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 06.14.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- They practice in the back of a dance studio next to a Wendy's restaurant in a strip mall. Six ballet dancers leap across the floor, hidden fr...

Ballet Points to U.S.-Cuba: Friendship Is Not an "Impossible Dream!"

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 09.01.2011 | Arts
Noel Irwin Hentschel

While critics reviewed Don Quixote, I considered the bigger picture of what the significance of this Cuban ballet touring the United States at this particular time in history means for the people of Cuba and of America.