BEÑAT ANDUEZA MOLINA started dancing at the age of five in his hometown of Gasteiz in the Basque Country; first with traditional basque folk dance and eventually focusing on ballet. Mr. Molina took part in various summer intensives, and after graduation from the local conservatory he trained one more year at the Dutch National Ballet’s Trainee Program in Amsterdam under the direction of Jean-Yves Esquerre where he had the opportunity to learn from various choreographers and perform at the end of the year performance.
After participation in Grand Audition Mr. Molina was offered a contract with Atlanta Ballet 2 where he performed in various second company shows, as well as performing in the main company shows as Russian in John McFall’s The Nutcracker, corps in Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote and was part of the world premiere of Remembrance/Hereafter by Craig Davidson. He was also a dancer for Atlanta Opera’s production of Carmen.
Mr. Molina then joined Texas Ballet Theater as a company dancer under the direction of Ben Stevenson and performed one of his dream ballets, William Forsythe’s In The Middle Somewhat Elevated, and got the opportunity to perform a solo from Andre Silva’s Ballet 11:11 and various Stevenson story ballets and others including L, William Tucket’s Pinocchio, Ma Cong’s Firebird, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Tim O’Keefe’s Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D. He also participated in various virtual projects during 2020 including his first choreography solo Txorien Heriotza.
During the summer of 2021 Beñat was part of various productions of the Spanish company Metamorphosis Dance directed by Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich. He was a dancer for the Seven Deadly Sins premiere of the Arriaga Theater in Bilbao as well as the Elkarrizketa Ilunak tour in Cádiz, Zaragoza and Quincena Musical in Donostia/San Sebastian.
Mr. Molina looks forward to dancing with BalletMet and working on a very exciting first season in 2022-2023!