Carlos Quenedit (© Chris Hardy)
Born: Havana, Cuba
Company Membership: Joined as a Soloist in 2012.
Born in Havana, Carlos Quenedit trained at the country’s famed National Ballet School. He began his career at Ballet Nacional de Cuba and has danced with Miami City Ballet, Ballet de Monterrey, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet.
He has performed a number of principal roles and has a diverse repertory that includes: Basilio in Tomosson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Possokhov's Don Quixote with Joffrey Ballet; Tybalt, Paris, and Benvolio in Alicia Alonzo’s Romeo and Juliet and Espada in her production of Don Quixote; George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Concerto Barocco, Ballet Imperial, Serenade, Symphony in C, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, and The Four Temperaments; Possokhov’s Francesca da Ramini; Jerome Robbins’ In the Night; and Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy and Number Nine.
In 2001 he was awarded first place in the international ballet competition in Havana, as well as Best Individual Interpretation.