Hansel Correa Diaz
Hansel graduated from the prestigious Alejo Carpentier Ballet School in Havana in 2005. He then attended the National School of Arts to continue his career with a concentration in Spanish Dance (Flamenco). Hansel graduated with high honors, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish Dance on July of 2011. He began his professional career in the Corp of Ballet at the internationally renowned Ballet Espanol de Cuba Company. He moved quickly to soloist and principal dancer, having the opportunity to perform with international principal dancers such as Francisco Nunez (Spain), Jose Manuel Carreno, and others. His performance experience includes: Sevilla en el Tiempo, Homenaje a Martin Vargas, The Phantom of the Opera, Carmen, Romance Bacalice, Romance in B, Las Bodas de Luis Alonso, Asturias, Emigrante, Gitanillas y Toreros, Sombrero de los Tres Picos, Al Andaluz, among many others. In 2013, Hansel made his debut as a choreographer, working with Victor Basilio in “Encontra2”. Hansel was also an instructor at The Spanish Ballet School for 5 years teaching all ages (3 to 18). Hansel now lives in Pittsburgh, where he has been teaching and performing with Laurel Ballet, West Point Ballet, Broadway Dance Studio, Laura Lynn’s School and Alba Flamenca Studio.