Cervilio Miguel Amador

Principal Dancer | Camagüey, Cuba | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2004

Amador 2119Cervilio Miguel Amador trained with the Vocational Ballet School in Camagüey, Cuba and National Ballet School of Cuba. He danced with the National Ballet of Cuba as a corps de ballet dancer and corifeo (demi-soloist) before joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2004 as a Soloist. He was promoted to Senior Soloist in 2005 and Principal Dancer in 2006, and has danced numerous lead roles in full-length ballets throughout his extensive career at Cincinnati Ballet, including Romeo Romeo and Juliet, King Arthur in King Arthur’s Camelot, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Peter in Peter Pan. He has also had several new works created on him by esteemed contemporary choreographers such as Adam Hougland, Jennifer Archibald and Ma Cong. In 2014, Amador was invited to perform at Lumenocity on a balcony suspended on Cincinnati’s Music Hall as part of the renowned light show and has been invited three times to dance at the Titas Command Performance Gala in Dallas, Texas, among several of the top ballet dancers in the world.

Sponsors: Betsy & Peter Niehoff and Heather & Jonathan Theders

Fun Fact: “I threw the first pitch for the Reds and it made ESPN top best plays of the week! If I wasn’t a dancer I would have loved to be a soccer player, baseball player, a singer or musician.”

“…it’s nearly impossible not to watch the motionless Cervilio Miguel Amador 15 feet away. The tension of his stillness is almost unbearable…”

Dance Magazine

“Cervilio Miguel Amador-always a standout performer – is especially memorable as a tortured soul frantically trying to outrun the inevitability of death.”

Cincinnati Magazine

“…Cervilio Miguel Amador as her heroic Nutcracker prince were everything a fairy tale couple ought to be; spirited, alluring and so exuberant that you can’t bear to take your eyes off…”

Cincinnati Enquirer

Professional History

  • The Vocational Ballet School, Camagüey, Cuba
  • The National Ballet School, Havana, Cuba
  • The National Ballet of Cuba: Corps de Ballet Dancer (2001), Corifeo (Demi-Soloists) (2002)
  • Cincinnati Ballet: Soloist (2004), Senior Soloist (2005), Principal Dancer (2006)

Favorite Roles

  • Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
  • The Son in Prodigal Son
  • Arthur in King Arthur’s Camelot
  • Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Peter in Peter Pan
  • Don Jose, Carmen
  • Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet
  • El Capitan, Stars and Stripes
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