09 Sep Daet Rodriguez
Daet Rodriguez was born in Cuba and began his training at the Cuban National Ballet School. Former teachers include Jorge Rodriguez Vede (father), Clara Díaz (mother), Fernando Alonso, Alberto Alonso, Laura Alonso, Pablo More and Lázaro Carreño.
Mr. Rodriguez’s professional career began with Ballet de Camagüey in Cuba. He danced principal roles of: Colas in La Fille Mal Gardee, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Franz in Coppelia, Prince Nutcracker, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty, Grand Pas de Paquita, Don Quixote and Giselle. Other performances include Carmen choreography of Alberto Alonso, Tango Episodios, Formas para Concierto, Images, Nicis Dominus of Jorge Lefebre, Sinfonía en D of Menia Martínez, Otelo of Francisco Lang and Vivaldiana of José Antonio Chávez.
In 1995 Mr. Rodriguez joined the ballet company Teatro Centro de Arte – Leon Febres Cordero in Ecuador. During his years with the company he performed Walpurgisnacht Ballet of Balanchine, Concierto de Aranjuez of Lotka, Grand Vals of Bruce Steivel and in all the principals’ classics of the repertory. He performed musicals including Cats, Annie, Aladdin, The King and I, The Beauty and The Beast and Latinos.
Mr. Rodriguez’s professional career has extended to Cuba, Jamaica, Argentina, Chile, México, Canada, USA, Martinique and Guadalupe. In 2001 Mr. Rodriguez and his wife, Margit Peguero, opened their own Ballet School Cuballet-Ecuador. Presently the school has over 200 students enrolled in Ballet and Contemporary programs.
In August 2015, Mr. Rodriguez became Artistic Director of the Georgia Ballet and faculty member at The School of Georgia Ballet.