Back to Blog

22/23 New Dancer Spotlight: Beñat Andueza Molina

BalletMet is excited to welcome BEÑAT ANDUEZA MOLINA to the company!

Photo of Benat Molina

Beñat found dance as a child in Gasteiz in the Basque Country through traditional basque folk dance. He soon chose to focus on ballet, training with various programs and summer intensives until joining Atlanta Ballet 2. He performed many ballets with the company and collaborated with the Atlanta Opera for Carmen. He then joined Texas Ballet Theatre, dancing more contemporary works including William Forsythe’s In the Middle Somewhat Elevated in addition to Ben Stevenson’s story ballets. Beñat presented his first foray into choreography during the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual solo titled Txorien Heriotza. He worked with the Spanish company Metamorphosis Dance on several productions before joining us in Ohio at BalletMet. 

 A dynamic performer, Beñat shares a little bit more about himself below. We can’t wait for audiences to see him onstage with us! 

What is your favorite thing about being a dancer?
The behind the scenes of a theater is very magical but also the time in the studio when creating a new piece or putting a ballet together working on creating something with the other dancers.

Tell us your favorite food or meal.
I wouldn’t be able to pick a meal but ice cream is definitely my go to guilty pleasure, anyone who knows me knows this.

What artists/songs are on your top Spotify playlist?
I go from latin music to soul to classic rock to the newest pop hits, really depends on my mood.

What is your favorite ballet to watch or perform? Why?
I love watching a good story ballet especially to a Tchaikovsky score, there is something so special and magical about it. As to perform I feel more comfortable with new creations and neoclassical ballets because they challenge you to explore the limits of your body.

If you weren’t a dancer, what would you be doing?
I would like to be a journalist or a writer.