Ernesto Quenedit

ERNESTO QUENEDIT is a native of Havana, Cuba where he graduated from the National School of Ballet as both a dancer and teacher and trained under the direction of Alicia Alonso. He then became a member of the National Ballet of Cuba, and was promoted to principal dancer. Mr. Quenedit toured Latin America, Europe, and Asia with the National Ballet of Cuba and later traveled to Mexico where he danced with both the National Ballet of Monterrey, under the direction of Fernando Alonso and Fernando Bujones, and The National Company of Dance. Mr. Quenedit later joined the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago under the direction of Gerald Arpino. He also performed as a principal dancer with Arizona Ballet, and it was the Don Quixote Pas de Deux that introduced him to audiences of Ballet Met in Columbus, OH. Mr. Quenedit has danced extensively in the United States as a guest artist at ballet companies such as Tulsa Ballet, Peoria Ballet, Salt Creek Ballet in Chicago, and Ballet International in Indianapolis. He has been a guest teacher with Ballet of Monterrey in Mexico under the direction of Robert Hill, and has taught extensively throughout the Chicago area. Mr. Quenedit moved to San Antonio, TX in 2010 and founded Quenedit Ballet School. In 2014, he became co-founder and artist director of Quenedit Dance Theatre’s non-profit pre-professional dance company. QDT’s premier performance was The Nutcracker Ballet in December 2014.

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