Yanier Gómez Noda
Born in Havana in 1989, she started her studies at the city’s “Alejo Carpentier” elementary ballet school. Still in the Cuban capital, she moved on to the Escuela Nacional de Ballet, under the tutorship of Dailena Ruiz, Nor María Olaechea and Ramona de Saa, among other prominent teachers. She competed in various international contests in Havana, attaining, at the age of 17, Gold and Grand Prix as part of the best couple.
In 2008, she joined the Ballet Nacional Cuba under the artistic-technical directorship of Alicia Alonso. In 2013, she was promoted as Principle Dancer, dancing main characters in Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle and The Sleeping Beauty among others roles. She also performed in the international festivals of Havana and Wales shoulder to shoulder with stars from the American Ballet Theatre. In 2014 she joined the Ballet Revolution project where she danced the company’s full classical and contemporary repertoire. Two years later, she joined the Victor Ullate ballet company.
In September 2016 she entered as a soloist in the Compañía Nacional de Danza, under the directorship of José Carlos Martínez.