Historic CND 1979–2019

Welcome to the history of the Compañía Nacional de Danza. The CND was founded in 1979. Since then, these have been our artistic directors: Joaquín De Luz 2019-present José Carlos Martínez 2011-2019 Hervé Palito 2010-2011 Nacho Duato 1990-2010 Maya Plisétskaya 1987-1990 Ray Barra 1986-1987 María de Ávila 1983-1986 Víctor Ullate 1979-1982  Don't forget to visit our Repertoire archive, where you can find the different pieces of each artistic direction.

Founded in 1979, Spain’s national dance company (Compañía Nacional de Danza or CND), a unit part of INAEM, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte de España (Spain’s Culture and Sports Ministry), has been for 40 years dancing, for the world and for the story, combining reputed contemporary pieces, national and international choreographers, neoclassical creations and classical repertoire ballets.