School of Theatre & Dance

Osmany Montano

Osmany Montano (Adjunct) trained with the Cuban National Ballet under the direction of Alicia Alonzo, Vincente Nabrada, Ramona Desaa and Mata Campo.  He has danced with The National Ballet of Cuba and later danced with the National Ballet of Caracas in Venezuela.  He has also danced with the El Paso Ballet and Tulsa Ballet starting in 2001, and then he joined Sarasota Ballet until his retirement in 2007.  His repertory includes Arlequinada, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, Paquita and The Sleeping Beauty, among others. He has danced principal roles in contemporary works such as Carmina Burana, Doble Corchea, Majisimo, Midnight Summer's Dream and Scherezade.  Osmany competed in international competitions in United States, Curazao, Colombia, Italy and won a silver medal in the Cuban Ballet Festival. He joined ABS as ballet faculty in 2007. Since 2011, Osmany has been an adjunct at the University of South Florida and teaches ballet technique courses and assisting with ballet partnering work.
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