Cervilio Miguel Amador
Cervilio Miguel Amador
"I didn't want to be a dancer," says Amador, now in his eighth year as Principal Dancer at Cincinnati Ballet. Initially athletic and interested in playing the saxophone, Amador's parents gently nudged him towards ballet at the age of nine, and he's been hooked ever since.
"It's one of those things that is so hard, and you wake up in the morning and your body basically doesn't want to move because it's so tired and it's so sore and in so much pain, but you go, and you do it, and after you do it, the next day you just love it again. I love it. It's like an addiction. It's a really hard career, but it becomes this passion, this addiction. You just need it."
Fun Fact: Cervilio has his own YouTube channel: Cervilio Amador.
-The Vocational Ballet School, Camagüey, Cuba
-The National Ballet School, Havana, Cuba
-The National Ballet of Cuba: corps de ballet dancer, corifeo (demi-soloist)
-Cincinnati Ballet: Soloist, Principal Dancer
Favorite Roles: Alain in La Fille Mal Galde; principle male in La Vivandiere; Canto Vital; the pas de deux from Flames of Paris; Basilio in Don Quixote; Don Jose in Carmen; Puck from A Midsummer Nights Dream; El Capitan in Stars and Strips; among others.
Mr. Amador has been featured by choreographers ranging from Val Caniparoli, Twyla Tharp, Luca Veggetti, Kirk Peterson and Victoria Morgan.
"...it's nearly impossible not to watch the motionless Cervilio Miguel Amador 15 feet away. The tension of his stillness is almost unbearable..." David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer, Dance Magazine.
"Cervilio Miguel Amador as her heroic Nutcracker prince were everything a fairy take couple ought to be; spirited, alluring and so exuberant that you can't bear to take your eyes off the,." David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Cervilio Miguel Amador-always a standout performer - is especially memorable as a tortured soul frantically trying to outrun the inevitability of death." David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer.
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Photo credit: Peter Mueller