Principal Character

Jorge Esquivel

Jorge Esquivel

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Havana, Cuba.

Company Membership:

Joined as a Principal Character Dancer in 1993.

Mr. Equivel trained at La Escuela de Ballet Provincial and La Escuela National de Arte in Havana, Cuba. He joined the National Ballet of Cuba in 1968 and was promoted to principal dancer in 1972. In 1986, Mr. Esquivel left the National Ballet of Cuba, continuing his career as a guest artist. For more than 14 years, Mr. Esquivel partnered legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso, and has also partnered other acclaimed ballerinas, including Cynthia Gregory, Carla Fracci, and Ghislaine Thesmar. In 1993, Mr. Esquivel joined the faculty of SF Ballet School. He also serves as a principal character dancer for SF Ballet.

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