Principal Dancer with COLORADO BALLET
Born in Cuba
Yosvani Ramos was originally born in Camagüey, Cuba, and in 1997 graduated from the Cuban National Ballet School. At 17 years old in 1996, he won the silver medal and best couple in the International Ballet Competition (IBC) in Varna, Bulgaria. In 1998 while dancing with Jeune Ballet de France, he won the silver medal at the USA IBC in Jackson, Mississippi. The same year, he also won the gold medal at the IBC in Paris, France. Subsequently in 1999, he won the silver medal at the IBC in Nagoya, Japan and danced with Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris.
In the summer of 1999, he joined English National Ballet (ENB) as a Soloist and was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2000. Then in 2003 after his performance as Franz in Coppélia, he was promoted to Principal dancer. He continued to dance with ENB until 2008 when he joined The Australian Ballet as a Principal Artist until 2013. The following year, he performed as a Principal dancer with Cincinnati Ballet before joining Colorado Ballet as a Principal dancer in 2015, where he is presently.
He has performed as a guest artist and taught all around the world. He has danced the lead roles in major classical ballets such as Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppélia, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Merry Widow, Manon, La Silphíde, The Snow Queen, as well as ballets by Balanchine, Ratmansky, Duato, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris and many others. Furthermore, he has choreographed original pieces for ENB, Colorado Ballet, and Colorado Ballet Academy, where he also teaches the pre-professional division.