How often are you on the road as principal artist for the Australian Ballet?
A lot. For example, this year we went to Adelaide, Sydney, Hamilton Island – where I danced at the resort Qualia as part of the evening Pas de Deux in Paradise – and I just came back from touring regional Victoria and NSW.
The most challenging part of travel?
Packing the right amount of stuff. I always take too much with me…
… Where is home?
I’m from Camaguey, Cuba, but home now is in Melbourne. My family is in Cuba. I’m very close to my mum, dad and sister and I visit them every January. I left Cuba in 1997 and danced for two years in Paris, nine years in London and I’ve been in Australia for more than three years…
… Your career highlight so far?
Dancing with the Paris Opera Ballet, English National Ballet and now the Australian Ballet, which I think is the highlight.
What is your greatest indulgence while travelling?
Shopping, especially Abercrombie & Fitch in the US. I always go crazy when I’m there and buy lots … I also only wear their cologne Fierce.
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