Andres Estevez

Rehearsal Director

Artist Team, Artistic

Andres Estevez began his training in Havana, Cuba, and joined Ballet Nacional de Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso. After several seasons, Mr. Estevez joined Ballet Clasico de la
Havana under the direction of Laura Alonso; where his career flourished, and he became and then principal dancer. His career includes tours and galas of several countries as well as winning silver and bronze medals in The Alicia Alonso competition in Cuba. In 1996, Andres Estevez joined Miami City Ballet under the direction of Edward Villella, where he performed in many Balanchine choreographies, including Stars and Stripes, Scotch Symphony, and Allegro Brilliante.

In 1998 he joined Orlando Ballet as Principal Dancer under the direction of Fernando Bujones. His extensive career in Orlando Ballet includes roles such as Solor in La Bayadere,
Albretch in Giselle, Colas in La Fille Mall Gardee, Franz in Coppelia, Basilio in Don Quixote, Krassus in Spartacus, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Prince Charming in Cinderella, Jean de Brienne
in Raymonda, Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty, Oberon in Midsummer Night Dreams, King Arthur in Camelot and many others. He also has performed the works of choreographers like
Twyla Tharp, Robert North, Val Caniparoli, Lila York.

In 2009, he joined BalletMet, performing a variety of classical, Balanchine, and contemporary repertoire, including works from BalletMet’s Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. In his first year with BalletMet, he was awarded the Violetta Boft Memorial award in recognition of personal achievement and dedication to the world of dance. In 2017, he retired from the stage and became the Associate Director of BalletMet 2, and in 2018, he was promoted to the role of Company Rehearsal Director. Mr Estevez has been invited to be part of the jury in several Ballet Competitions. Through the years Andres Estevez has staged Edwaard Liang Ballets in Kansas City Ballet, Pittsburg, Sarasota ballet, and Slovakia National
Ballet.