June 15, 2016
March 16, 2014
A native of Cuba, Mr. Guerra began his training at age 10 at the Professional School of Ballet and Plastic Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. In 1996 he joined the Professional Ballet Company of Camaguey as a principal dancer and performed in such works as Swan Lake, Giselle, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, and Coppélia, among others. He was invited to dance as a soloist for the Ballet Company of Santiago in Chile in 1998 and was a principal dancer for two years. He participated in the International Festival of Ballet in Havana, Cuba and the International Latin Gala in Asuncion, Paraguay. Mr. Guerra was awarded first prize in the Provincial Contest at the School of Ballet in Camaguey in 1995. He also received honorable mention in 1996 at the International Ballet Competition in Havana. He was named principal dancer with Miami City Ballet in 2003 and performs most of the lead male roles, including a great variety of Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp works. He has recently performed with the company at the Vail International Dance Festival, and the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance series of performances. He was also featured in Miami City Ballet’s debut on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp”. Mr. Guerra has taught regularly for the Miami City Ballet School Summer Intensive, as well as teaching as a guest for El Curso del Verano de Ballet Monterrey in Mexico, Ballet Arts in Jackson, Tennessee, and The Naples Dance Conservatory, among others. He is proud to have been featured in numerous magazines including Selecta, Ocean Drive, and Complot, and was named one of the 100 most important people in Florida by Florida International Magazine in 2005. In 2010, he was named one of the top ten creatively influential people in South Florida by The Miami New Times.