Dance in Cuba

In Cuba the dance has been evolving along with the musical genres: son, danzón, pilon, chachachá, guaracha or casino. The dance groups have specialized and reached high level, worthy of admiration in the international arena. Some companies advocate a classical or contemporary style; others include in its repertoire the two variants.

Afro-Cuban, peasants, Spaniards dances are among those currently adorn artistic performances. In turn, the ballet is one of the great strengths of Cuban dance: the International Ballet Festival of Havana has given much to talk about.


Cuban National Ballet

The National Ballet of Cuba or Alicia Alonso is the company that represents the most important and consolidated of the Cuban School of Ballet. Its repertoire features exquisite works as: A concert in black and white, Swa...



Retazos is a dance company created in Havana by Professor and choreographer Isabel Bustos Romoleroux. In each of their presentations it proposes a refreshing theme which includes plays, what makes it authentic and become...


National Folkloric Group of Cuba

The National Folkloric Group of Cuba, is the company headed by prominent maestro Manolo Micler. It is created with the purpose of investigating and rescue demonstrations of Cuban traditional popular culture. Their repert...


Lizt Alfonso Ballet

Litz Alfonso's dance company holds significant results both in Cuba and internationally. Its performances are characterized by excellence, precision and expertise. It is headquartered in Compostela Street in Old Havana, ...


Contemporaneous Dance of Cuba

The company Danza Contemporanea de Cuba is based in the National Theater of Cuba. It has made numerous tours in countries in America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and participated in major festivals and dance events at the g...

Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, the former lead of London's Royal Ballet, addresses the media at the newly refurbished Alicia Alonso Great Theatre of Havana where his new company Acosta Danza will premiere in April, in Havana, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Acosta Dance

Acosta Dance Company aims to cover diversity of styles. It was founded by prominent dancer Carlos Acosta, considered by many as the second most famous Cuban alive. The member of the Royal Ballet has achieved great impact...