Gijón, Asturias (Spain)
Joined Orlando Ballet in 2012
Alberto Blanco was born in Spain and began his ballet training at the age of 16 in Gijón, Asturias, at the Centro de Danza Karel. Blanco soon moved to Madrid where he was accepted at Victor Ullate Ballet School. He spent two years dancing under the direction of Mr. Ullate.
Blanco continued his ballet training at Boston Ballet School, where he had the opportunity to dance alongside the company as a trainee. He joined Orlando Ballet II in 2010, and two years later was promoted to the main company.
In 2014, Blanco was invited to attend the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Ballet Program under the direction of Anna-Marie Holmes. This opportunity came with a full scholarship. During his two weeks at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Ballet Program, Blanco worked with Dinna Bjørn in Bournonville Repertoire and with choreographer Jessica Lang in a piece performed at the season opening Gala. In 2016, Blanco became an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified teacher.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2017