Annia Hidalgo began her ballet training in the city of Holguín, Cuba and continued it at the National Ballet School in Havana under the guidance of Professor Ramona de Saa. In 2004, she was awarded the Gold Medal in the International Ballet Competition held in the Cuban capital. That same year, she joined the Ballet Nacional de Cuba as a soloist, under the technical and artistic direction of Alicia Alonso. Her repertoire includes soloist roles in important works of the romantic-classical grand tradition, among them La Fille Mal Gardée, Coppélia, Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Paquita, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadére, Scheherazade and Prince Igor. Ms. Hidalgo has also performed works of contemporary creators, including Ballo della Regina, Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations by George Balanchine, A Concert in Black and White by Jose Pares, Muñecos by Alberto Méndez and Dionaea by Gustavo Herrera. Ms. Hidalgo performed as a principal with Media City Ballet and a soloist at Los Angeles Ballet before joining Milwaukee Ballet. Since joining the Company, she has performed as Mimi in Michael Pink’s La Bohème, Odile in Swan Lake, and appeared in Manifold, the winning piece from Genesis 2013. This is her fourth season with Milwaukee Ballet.