Romel Frometa began dancing in 1992 at the Provincial School of Ballet “Alejo Carpentier” in Cuba, and continued in the National School of Ballet until 1998, joining the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in 2001, under the artistic and technical direction of Alicia Alonso. During his school years he was honored with numerous awards both in Cuba and abroad including: Bronze Medal in the International Ballet Competition and the Meeting-International Competition of Ballet Academies (Havana, 1997), Gold Medal and Prize for Artistic Revelation (1998) Silver Medal (1999) and Grand Prix, Gold Medal and Medal of the City (2000), at the Rencontres-International Competition for Teaching Academies Ballet, held in Havana. In 1999, he won the Gold Medal in the Vignale-Dance Competition for Young Talents held in Italy and in 2000 the Bronze Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. At the age of 21, he was named principal dancer at Ballet Nacional, later spending three years dancing in Spain, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Frometa joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2012, was promoted to Soloist for the 13-14 50th Anniversary Season and then to Senior Soloist for the 14-15 Season.
Fun fact: “I love cooking for my friends and salsa dancing!”
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