Taras Domitro (© Chris Hardy)
Joined as a Principal Dancer in 2008.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Taras Domitro trained at Alejo Carpentier School and National Ballet School of Cuba. He performed as a principal dancer with Ballet Nacional de Cuba prior to joining San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2008.
Domitro’s major roles include Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, King of the Snow and Nutcracker Prince in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, Prince Siegfried in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Basilio in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, Franz in Balanchine’s Coppélia, Lensky in Cranko’s Onegin, and Benjamin in Wheeldon’s Cinderella. He created the role of Giovanni in Possokhov’s Francesca da Rimini.
His repertory also includes Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, “Emeralds,” “Rubies,” Scotch Symphony, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; the title role in Fokine’s Petrouchka; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; McGregor’s Chroma; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons; Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Criss-Cross, Prism, On a Theme of Paganini, Le Quattro Stagioni, and Trio; the pas de deux from Vainonen’s Flames of Paris; and Zanella’s Underskin.
As a guest artist, Domitro performed the pas de deux from Flames of Paris at Gala of the Stars at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida, in 2009; the pas de deux from Don Quixote at the Gran Festival del Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico, in 2008; the Blue Bird pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty with Balletto dell’Opera di Roma in 2007; and selections from Paquita and Coppélia for the Alicia Alonso Foundation Gala in Madrid in 2006. His awards include a 2008 Gold Medal at the World International Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida, the grand prix at Peru’s International Ballet Festival in 2003, and in 2000, the first prize and revelation award at the Concurso de Festival Internacional de Academias in Havana, Cuba.