Meet the Instructor Series: Alejandro Minoso Jimenez

This post is part of a series to introduce our amazing dance instructors. This week we meet Alejandro Minoso Jimenez

 

Name: Alejandro Minoso Jimenez

Age: 19 years old

Hometown: Santa Clara

Job Title: Assistant to the Professor 

 

Alejandro started dancing when he was 10 years old. That is 9 years of experience.  He became interested in dance thanks to his older brother.

Beginnings

Q: How did you know you wanted to pursue dancing?

A: I loved to dance and I could see a future for myself.

Q: What training have you had?

A: At 10 years old, I trained with the Vocational School of Art in Santa Clara. When I was 15 I attended the ENA (Escuela Nacional del Arte).  For the past two years, since age 17, I’ve been with DCC (Danza Contemporanea de Cuba).

Q: Was there a person who influenced your decision to become a dancer?

A: My brother.

Thoughts on Dancing

Q: Why do you love dance?

A: Because I feel free when I dance.

Q: What do you think of Cuban dance today?

A: I am going to revolutionize the dance in Cuba and in the world

Q: What projects do you have planned for the future?

A: To pass on my knowledge

Q: What has been your most memorable moment as a dance so far?

A: When I danced in the theatre in Moscow and my brother who lives in Barcelona was in the audience.

Vamos*Cuba Dance Holiday

Q: What advice would you give travelers who are nervous about going on a dance holiday?

A: That in the dance it is important to learn to enjoy the dance.

Now you’ve met Alejandro, assistant to Yoerlis (you can see Yoerlis’ interview here). Stay tuned to meet another assistant next week.  See you in the studio!

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