Irene Rodríguez is the leading figure of Spanish dance in Cuba.

She is a first dancer, professor, and choreographer, and has worked as a dancer and choreography consultant for the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. She earned a Theater Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in Theoretical Studies of Dance. She has performed at the Montalvo Art Center, the Museum of Latin American Art, The Moore Theatre, The Joyce Theatre, WTTW Studios, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the Kennedy Center. She founded her own company, Compañía Irene Rodríguez, and the Irene Rodríguez Spanish Dance Academy. Awards include First Prize in the VIII Iberoamerican Choreography Competition; the Choreography Award (UNEAC); the Excellence Award (International Ballet Schools Competition); inclusion in The Book of Honor of the Gran Teatro de la Habana; the Medalla Iberoamericana; the Audience and UNEAC Award and the Order Isabel La Católica. She is the Artistic Director of the International Festival “La Huella de España.”

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