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. 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. Hidalgo danced as a principal with Media City Ballet and Los Angeles Ballet before coming to Milwaukee, where she recently performed Musetta in La Bohème. This is her second season with Milwaukee Ballet.