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Victor Estévez

Soloist

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Victor Estévez

(He/Him)

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Victor started ballet training at the age of eight. Victor won numerous awards at the Cuban National Ballet school and was considered one of the stars of a new generation of Cuban dancers. He joined the National Ballet of Cuba in 2011 and was promoted to principal artist in 2015. Victor has performed leading roles across classical and contemporary works from acclaimed choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Cathy Marston and Liam Scarlett. Victor moved to Australia in 2016 where he joined the Queensland Ballet as a principal artist. In 2024, Victor joined The Australian Ballet as a soloist.

Repertoire

  • Des Grieux in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
  • Harry Beecham in the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s My Brilliant Career
  • Romeo in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
  • Oberon and Puck in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Friday Night in the Australian premiere of Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations
  • Valmont in Liam Scarlett’s Dangerous Liaisons
  • Prince Siegfried in Ben Stevenson’s and Alicia Alonso’s Swan Lake
  • George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Serenade
  • Don José and Escamillo in Carlos Acosta’s Carmen
  • Derek Deane's Strictly Gershwin
  • Jirí Kylián’s Soldiers Mass
  • Albrecht in Alicia Alonso’s and Ai-Gul Gaisina’s Giselle
  • Basilio in Alicia Alonso’s Don Quixote
  • Prince Desire in Greg’s Horsman The Sleeping Beauty

Guest Appearances

  • 3rd International Ballet Gala, Buenos Aires, 2013
  • Closing Night Gala of the 3rd International Ballet and Choreography Competition Beijing, 2015
  • Dortmund Ballet Stars Gala, 2018
  • Ballet International Gala, 2022 and 2023
  • Romeo and Juliet balcony pas de deux (MacMillan)
  • Manon bedroom pas de deux (MacMillan)

Accolades

  • 2010 Havana International Ballet Competition, Gold Medal Winner
  • 2011 Youth American Grand Prix in New York, Finalist
  • Dance Australia 2019 Annual Critics' Choice Survey, Winner, Most Outstanding Dancer

You may not know

Victor enjoys spending time in nature and connecting with the earth.