Josue Justiz

Company Member since 2018

Josue was born in Cuba where he started studying ballet at the age of 9 in his hometown of Santiago de Cuba. When he was 14, he entered the National Ballet School of Cuba in Havana under the guidance of masters Fernando Alonso and Ramona de Saa. During his time there, he was a successful competitor in the International Ballet Competitions of Havana winning one silver and two gold medals. After graduation, he entered the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Prima Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso. After only two years with the company, he earned the title of soloist. He came to the United States permanently soon after where he joined the Studio Company of the Washington Ballet. In 2014, he joined the former Ballet San Jose under the direction of ballet legend Jose Manuel Carreño. Jose is a founding member of Dimensions Dance Theatre where he collaborated with well-known choreographers such as Septime Webre, Tara Reid, Vicente Nebrada, and Yanis Pikieris.

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FAVORITE ROLES

Swan Lake pas de deux

The Young Gypsy, one of the bullfighters, and the pas de deux from the third act in Don Quixote

The leading men in Majisimo and Theme and Variations

Albrecht in Giselle

Bhakti pas de deux

Le Corsaire pas de deux

Yuri Zhukov’s User’s Manual

Amy Seiwert’s This Might Be True

Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux

Q&A

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