Former Cincinnati Ballet and Corella Ballet Principal Dancer, and First Soloist at Boston Ballet. Currently an international prima ballerina guest artist.
Born and raised in Matanzas,Cuba. Ms.Almeida professional training include the Vocational Art School “Alfonso Perez Isaac” in Matanzas,Cuba and the National Ballet School in Havana,Cuba. After graduating in 2001 as a Professional Ballet Dancer and Teacher, she joined the National Ballet of Cuba for two years 2001-2003, under the direccion of Alicia Alonso. She participated in the International Ballet Competition of Havana,Cuba,were she received the Silver Medal in 1997 and 1998 and the Gold Medal in 1999 and 2000. In 1999 Ms.Almeida participated in the International Dance Competition in Nagoya,Japan and the Gala of the Ballet Muses in Tokyo as partner of Rolando Sarabia. She was also the first Cuban female dancer to be a finalist at the USA International Ballet Competition in 2006.
Some of her Principal Roles include Giselle in “Giselle”,Juliet in Victoria Morgan’s “Romeo and Juliet”,Kitri in “Don Quixote”,Medora in “Le Corsaire”,Aurora in Kirk Peterson’s “Sleeping Beauty”,Odette-Odile in “Swan Lake”,Clara,Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Val Caniparoli’s “The Nutcracker”,Carmen in Kirk Peterson’s “Carmen”,lisa in Jose Pares “La Fille Mal Gardee”,Gamzatti in Natalia Makarova’s “La Bayadere”,Cinderella in “Cinderella”and others. Also she has performed many ballets from important choreographers like: George Balanchine's “Tchaikovsky pas de deux”,Liberty Bill in “Stars and Stripes”, “El Ballo de la Regina”,Who Cares?, Arthur Saint-Leon “La Vivandiere”,the pink pas de deux in Clark Tippet’s “Bruch Violin Concerto”, “Coppelia” ,”Satanella”, Diana and Acteon” pas de deux and many other works by Stanton Welch,Twyla Tharp,Lynn Taylor Corbett, Jamal Story,Angel Corella,Val Caniparoli,Jerome Robbins,Victoria Morgan,Ivan Tenorio,Alberto Mendez,Viktor Kabaniaev,George Birkadze, Florence Clerc,Christopher Wheeldon and others...
Ms. Almeida has been invited to perform as a Principal Guest Artist with Ballet Concerto de Puerto Rico,The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami,The Miami International Ballet Festival,The Baltic Ballet Festival, The NBA Ballet in Japan, The Slovene National Opera and Ballet,The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet,The Stars of the 21st Century Ballet Gala in Bucarest,Ballet Rosario Suarez and many other Galas and important stages around the world.