Esperanza began her training and danced professionally under the direction of Aida Villoch, former prima ballerina and Artistic Director of Ballet de Camaguey, Cuba. Growing up, Esperanza spent her summers at many prestigious ballet intensives, including Orlando Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Oklahoma City Ballet.
In 2015, Esperanza moved to Brussels, Belgium and worked with Menia Martinez, Director of Studio Maison Bejart. Under Ms. Martinez’s direction, she performed many choreography works from the late Maurice Bejart. In 2016, Esperanza moved back to the US and performed under the direction of Ms. Villoch. She performed many soloist roles in ballets including Le Corsaire, Paquita, Nutcracker, Grand Pas Classique, and Swan Lake.
Esperanza has also had the opportunity to work and perform as an apprentice with Dissonance Dance Theatre in Washington DC. Under the direction of Shawn Short, she performed many of his choreography works including "Viewmaster, Time=No Man" and "Unsettled" by St. Louis choreographer Kameron N. Saunders.
Aside from training and performing, Esperanza finds great pleasure and excitement teaching young and experienced artists her love and passion for the art.
This is Esperanza's first season with Ballet Fantastique.
Photographer Credit: Yailin Benitez
Trying new foods, being adventurous, watching movies, learning new styles of dance, and spending time with her family!