- Reus, Spain
- Company Membership
Joined in 2000
Promoted to Soloist in 2003
Promoted to Principal Dancer in 2006
Named Principal Character dancer in 2014
Rubén was born in Reus, Spain, and trained at Estudio de Danza de María de Ávila. After dancing with English National Ballet, he joined SF Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. He was promoted to soloist in 2003 and to principal dancer in 2006. In 2014, he became a principal character dancer with the Company, as well as a full-time faculty member at SF Ballet School. During his tenure as a dancer, Rubén’s major roles included Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker Prince and King of Snow in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Prince Siegfried and Von Rothbart in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, and Onegin in Cranko’s Onegin. In addition, he performed works by a wide range of choreographers including George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon. Rubén has performed as a guest artist with The National Ballet of Canada and other leading companies worldwide. He has also served as a guest teacher with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Marin Ballet, and Smuin Ballet, among others.