Osiel Gouneo

Osiel Gouneo


Cuban native Osiel Gouneo, although still quite young, is already a celebrity of the international dance scene and renowned for his jumping power and outstanding technique. After three years with the Norwegian National Ballet, he is now a Principal Dancer with the Bayerisches Staatsballett. Born in 1990 in Matanzas, Cuba, he began his training at the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana in 2005. In 2008 he joined the Cuban National Ballet, where he was appointed a Principal dancer in 2011. He danced in performance spaces such as the Coliseum in London, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Lincoln Center in New York.

(Status: October 2018)


  • Gold medal Cuban Grand Prix
  • Gold medal Beijing International Ballet Competition
  • Silver medal Varna International Ballet Competition
  • Best Newcomer on the international dance scene in the annual Positano Awards


Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
The Bluebird in Sleeping Beauty
The Moor in Petrushka
Prince in The Nutcracker
Prince in Swan Lake
Prince in Cinderella
Basilio in Don Quixote
Franz in Coppélia


Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Albrecht in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Lead Soloist 1st movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Solor in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Title role in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Title role in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Grand Pas de deux from Don Quijote (M. Petipa)
Philostrat / Puck in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Basilio in Don Quijote (R. Barra/L. Minkus)
Dancer in Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Abderakhman in Raymonda (M. Petipa/R. Barra)
1st solo couple in Jewels (Rubies) (G. Balanchine)

Past events with Osiel Gouneo

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