Victor Estévez, Principal dancer of the Queensland Ballet, will play Romeo from Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet at BIG 2021. Originally from Camaguey, Cuba, Victor started his training at the Vocational Arts School at the tender age of 8. His passion for a career in ballet was realised following the award of a scholarship to the Fernardo Alonso National Ballet School, following success at the Havana International Ballet School competition. It was at Fernardo he realised that ballet was the career for him, and after a mere five years, he was promoted to Principal dancer at the age of 22.
Victor joined the Queensland Ballet in 2016 and has since starred in a number of major productions, including performing as Romeo in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, “Albretch” in Alicia Alonso’s Giselle, and Derek Deanne’s Strictly Gershwin. Victor won a Gold Medal, two Silver Medals, and one Bronze Medal in the International Ballet Competition in Havana, performed 3rd at the International Ballet Gala in Buenos Aires, and performed at Dortmund International Ballet Gala.