Carlos Miguel Guerra
Carlos Miguel Guerra – a native of Cuba. He began his training at age 10 at the Professional School of Ballet and Plastic Arts in Camaguey, Cuba. In 1996 he joined the Professional Ballet Company of Camaguey as a principal dancer and performed in such works as Swan Lake, Giselle, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, and Coppélia, among others.
He was invited to dance as a soloist for the Ballet Company of Santiago in Chile in 1998. Here Carlos assumed and held the rank of principal dancer for the following two years. He participated in the International Festival of Ballet in Havana. At the International Latin Gala in Asuncion in Paraguay, he was awarded first prize in the Provincial Contest at the School of Ballet in Camaguey in 1995.
Carlos has received honorable mention in 1996 at the International Ballet Competition in Havana. Later joining Miami City Ballet in 2001 as a soloist, and named principal dancer in 2003. Carlos Miguel danced with the company until spring of 2016.
Mr. Guerra performed most of the lead male roles in MCB’s repertoire. Roles included a great variety of Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp works. Performances took place at such prestigious locals as The Kennedy Center’s International Ballet Festival, The Vail International Dance Festival, and the NYC City Center’s Fall for Dance series of performances.
Carlos was featured in Miami City Ballet’s debut on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp”. Most recently, he performed Liam Scarlett’s Viscera at Lincoln Center’s Koch Theater in NYC, dancing to rave reviews.
Mr. Guerra has taught regularly for the Miami City Ballet School Summer Intensive. He has also taught as a guest teacher for El Curso del Verano de Ballet Monterrey in Mexico, Ballet Arts in Jackson Tennessee, and The Naples Dance Conservatory, Ballet East, and Conchita Espinoza Academy of the Arts, among others.
He has been featured in numerous magazines including Selecta, Ocean Drive, and Complot. Carlos was named one of the 100 most influential people in Florida by Florida International Magazine in 2005. In 2010, he was named one of the top ten creatively influential people in South Florida by The Miami New Times. Most recently, Mr. Guerra was the proud recipient of the 2015 Miami Life award in the category of “Best Male Ballet Dancer” for his portrayal of the title role of Romeo in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet.