Acting Artistic Director
Trinidad Vives was born in Madrid, Spain. She began her dance training with Carmina Ocaña, Luis Fuente, and Victor Ullate and spent summers studying in Paris. She graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower. She was a first prize medal and scholarship winner at the Prix de Lausanne Competition. Ms. Vives joined the Hamburg Ballet at 17 and was a Soloist for six years. Later, as a Principal dancer with the Basel Ballet, Düsseldorf Ballet, and English National Ballet, she performed many leading roles of the classical repertoire, as well as contemporary works by some of the greatest twentieth-century choreographers.
Trinidad Vives received her teaching diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid and began teaching at the Houston Ballet Academy in 1994, during her eight-year tenure with Houston Ballet, she rose from the position of Ballet Mistress to Co-Artistic Director of the Company. In 2002, she was named the Artistic Associate of Boston Ballet where she staged ballets, taught company class, coached dancers, and oversaw the artistic staff for seven seasons. The past two years Ms. Vives has been working as Rehearsal Director with the Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Spain.
She has staged numerous full-length ballets and contemporary works and has been a guest teacher for major dance companies around the world including American Ballet Theatre, the National Ballet of Canada, Bayerische Staatsballett, and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Ms. Vives is also a co-founder of The Brookline Ballet School in Boston dedicated to enriching the lives of others with the beauty and grace of ballet.