Michael Pink

Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director | Sponsored by Sue and Allan ‘Bud’ Selig

  • Rolando Yanes

    Rolando Yanes is a native of Villa Clara, Cuba. He received training at the Professional School of the Arts and the Vocational School of Ballet in Santa Clara, Cuba. While in Cuba, Mr. Yanes was a principal dancer with Ballet de Camaguey under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In 1995, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Brasilia, Brazil. Mr. Yanes came to the United States in 1996 as a principal dancer with Milwaukee Ballet Company.

    Mr. Yanes expanded his diverse classical and contemporary repertoire while at Milwaukee Ballet dancing leading roles in such ballets as Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Nutcracker and Giselle. His powerful technique and unparalleled partnering skills led to principal roles in La Esmeralda, Spartacus, Troy Game, Who Cares?, Diana and Acteon, and Le Corsaire, as well as major works from leading choreographers like George Balanchine, Choo-San Goh, Robert Joffrey and Kathryn Posin. He has performed with numerous companies such as Ballet Taller de San Juan (Puerto Rico) and in The International Ballet Festivals in Havana, Cuba and Maracaibo, Venezuela.

     

    Mr. Yanes became the director of The Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2001. Since 2004, Mr. Yanes has also been directing Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy.  He has created original work for the school including Alice in Wonderland, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Giants Garden and the Adventure of the Cipollino. He has been a judge in international and national ballet competitions including the American Youth Competition, DATE Competition in Sendai, Japan and the Japan Grand Prix.

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy and Milwaukee Ballet II Director

Email: ryanes@milwaukeeballet.org, Phone: 414.902.2119 

Renee Griswold

General Manager – Email: rgriswold@milwaukeeballet.org, Phone: 414.902.2118

Alyx Johnson

Administrator – Email: ajohnson@milwaukeeballet.org Phone: 414.902.2149

Sylvia Bradley

School & Academy Registrar – Email: sbradley@milwaukeeballet.org, Phone: 414.902.2117

Karl von Rabenau

Riverpoint Branch Manager – Email: kvonrabenau@milwaukeeballet.org, Phone: 414.228.8128

Alyce Andrews

Towne Centre Branch Manager – Email: aandrews@milwaukeeballet.org, Phone: 262.790.1380

Victoria (Tori) Stevenson

Schauer Center Branch Manager – Email: vstevenson@milwaukeeballet.org; Phone 262-670-0560

Sylvia Bradley, Charlie Heup, Sandra Murzyn and Kacey Yahnke

Jodi Peck Center Receptionists   414-649-4077

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