Position: Artistic Director
Affiliation with organization: 2016 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2012 – Present
Xiomara Reyes was born in Cuba, and trained at Cuba’s National Ballet School. Upon her graduation, she danced as a soloist with La Joven Guardia, the second company of Cuba’s National Ballet. She was invited to appear with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium, and danced with this company for seven years, rising to the rank of First Soloist. She has performed as a guest in respected ballet companies in France, Italy, Greece, Korea and Russia. Her awards include the Gold Medal at the IBC of Chiclayo, Peru, Best Couple Prize at the XIV IBC in Varna, Silver Medal at the Cinquienne Concours International de Danse de Paris, and Second Prize at the IBC in Luxembourg. Reyes joined American Ballet Theatre as a soloist in 2001 and became a principal in 2003. After retiring from the stage in 2016, Ms. Reyes was named the artistic director of the Washington Ballet School.