(b Camaguey, Cuba, 23 Jun. 1979)
Cuban dancer. He trained at the Vocational School of Arts and the National Ballet School (1994–97) in Havana and danced with Jeune Ballet de France and the Paris Opera Ballet after winning the Gold Medal at the Paris International Ballet Competition in 1998. He then joined English National Ballet in 1999, becoming principal from 2003 and performing a wide range of leading roles. He joined Australian Ballet as a principal in 2008.