American Ballet Theatre
Born in Cuba, Xiomara Reyes studied at Cuba’s National Ballet School. Upon her graduation, she danced as a soloist with La Joven Guardia, the second company of Cuba’s National Ballet. Two years later she was invited to appear with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium. She danced with this company for seven years rising to the rank of First Soloist.
Her repertoire with these companies included La BayadĂ¨re, Cinderella, Don Quixote, CoppĂ©lia, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake. She also performed principal roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Paolo Bortoluzzi, and Christopher D’Amboise, among others.Â With the Royal Ballet of Flanders she danced in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has danced as a guest in France with the Jeune Ballet de France, in Italy with Balleto Del Sud, in Greece with the Nafsika Dance Theater, in Korea at the International Dance Festival and in Russia with the Bashkirian State Ballet.
Her awards include: the Gold Medal for the Best Soloist at the International Ballet Competition of Chiclayo, Peru (1996), Best Couple Prize at the XIV International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria (1990), Silver Medal at the Cinquienne Concours International de Danse de Paris (1992), and Second Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Luxembourg (1995).
Reyes joined American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist in January 2001 and was promoted to Principal in 2003. Her roles with the Company include Allegro Brillante, La BayadĂ¨re, The Bright Stream, Â Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Cinderella, CoppĂ©lia, Le Corsaire, DĂ©sir, Dim Lustre, Don Quixote, Dorian, The Dream, Christopher Wheeldon’s VIII, La Fille mal gardĂ©e, Giselle, Le Grand Pas de Deux, HereAfter, Jardin aux Lilas,, Jeu de Cartes, Lady of the Camellias, Manon, The Merry Widow, The Moor’s Pavane, Kevin McKenzie’s The Nutcracker, Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker Offenbach in the Underworld, Othello, Onegin, Petrouchka, Pillar of Fire, Raymonda, Rodeo, Romeo and Juliet, Shadowplay, The Sleeping Beauty, Le Spectre de la Rose, Swan Lake, Symphony in C, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Birthday Offering, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Brief Fling, Clear, Duets, Ă‰tudes, The Garden of Villandry, Glow – Stop, The Leaves Are Fading, Majisimo, Overgrown Path, Petite Mort and Without Words.Â She created leading roles in Seven Sonatas, Triptych and Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison.Â