BalletMet 2 dancer since: 2017
Hometown: Havana, Cuba
Originally from Havana, Cuba, Carlos Valdes trained at the Escuela Provincial de Ballet Alejo Carpentier. In 2009, his family moved to the United States, where he continued his Ballet studies at Miami City Ballet School. He later danced as an apprentice with Miami City Ballet performing in Ballets such as George Balanchine’s Slaughter on 10th Avenue, George Balanchine’s La Valse, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, and Jerome Robbin’s West Side Story Suite. He will be joining BalletMet 2 as a dancer for the 2017-2018 season.