Born: Madrid, Spain
Trained: The Royal Ballet School
Joined Scottish Ballet: August 2018
Do you remember a moment when you decided or realised that you wanted to be a professional dancer?
I don’t think there was a specific moment when I decided that I wanted to be a professional dancer. Dancing in general is something that I have always loved and when I started my ballet training in Madrid I took it very seriously from the beginning. As I grew up and I started to spend more and more hours in the studio it gradually became more important and significant in my life until I decided to move to London to finish my professional training.
What’s your pre-show ritual?
Before a show I always like to spend some time alone. It allows me to relax, concentrate, go through the choreography and all its details over and over again in my head and put myself in a “show mood”.
What attracted you to Scottish Ballet?
One of the things that I have always loved about Scottish Ballet is its versatility; the way it carries on with the tradition of classical ballet by including pieces such as The Nutcracker and Cinderella its repertoire while exploring some of the newest neoclassical and contemporary pieces from choreographers of the 21st century.
Are there any dancers or artists that inspire you?
Principal dancers David Hallberg and Marianela Nuñez from American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet have always been a huge inspiration to me; not just as dancers but as artists. The way they move and present themselves on stage with such elegance and naturalness making each step look so easy and effortless with such great technique and passion at the same time is something that I have always admired from them.
What are a few words that would describe your personality in the studio?
Perfectionism, thoughtfulness and adaptability.
What’s your favourite thing about Scotland so far?
I think one of my favourite things about Scotland so far is the importance they place in art and nature. You can tell by all the amazing museums they have and all its beautiful green areas how important it is to people here. I can’t wait to keep discovering and learning new things about this beautiful country!