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Anthony Pina Biography

PRINCIPAL DANCER

Principal Dancer. Anthony Pina. Picture: Jacobo MedranoAnthony was born in Boston MA, USA, and began dancing at the Boston Ballet school at the age of 8. In 2001 he attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts on full scholarship under the direction of Michael Owen. Upon graduating in 2005 he was accepted to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre training with Franco De Vita, Kevin McKenzie, and Kirk Peterson among others. In 2006 he joined Alberta Ballet in Calgary Alberta, Canada where he spent the past six seasons. Working closely with Jean Grand-Maitre he rose quickly, taking on many great challenges and opportunities. For instance, he has danced roles such as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream by Christopher Wheeldon, Karl the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker by Edmund Stripe, Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty by Kirk Peterson among many others.

In September 2012 he joined Compañia Nacional de Danza de España under the direction of José Carlos Martínez. In September 2013 he was promoted as a Principal Dancer. Since then he has danced leading roles in Don Quixote Suite -Basilio-, Delibes Suite, Raymonda Divertimento, Sonatas and Scarlatti pas de deux, by José Carlos Martínez, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated and Herman Schmerman, by William Forsythe, and Allegro Brillante and Who Cares?, by George Balanchine. He has also dance in other's prestigious choreographers works, such as  Goyo Montero, Ohad Naharin, etc.