Lisset Santander

Hometown: Matanzas, Cuba
BalletMet company member since: 2016

Hailing from Matanzas, Cuba, Lisset Santander began dancing at the age of 9 at Alfonso Perez Isaac Elementary and finished her training at the Cuban National Ballet School. She previously danced with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, performing as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Kitri in Don Quixote, among other roles. She was awarded the gold medal at the 12th International Ballet Competition in Havana, Cuba, and received the award for the best classical variation at the 2011 Mediterraneo Dance Festival. She dance with BalletMet roles like Dark angel in Balanchine’s “Serenade”, main pax de deux in Christopher Wheeldon “Fool’s paradise”, Myrta , queen of the Willis in Edwaard Liang’s Gisselle, “Sugar plum” pax de deux in The Nutcracker ,  “Slingerland” pax de deux  from William Forsythe,  “Soloist girl” in Balanchine’s Rubies , Edwaard Liang’s  “Murmuration” and “Art of war” .