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Marize Fumero was born in Havana and trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Upon graduation in 2009, she entered Ballet Nacional de Cuba where her many roles included Queen of the Willis in Giselle, Swanhilda in Coppélia, Nikiya in La Bayadère as well as Queen of the Dryads and Kitri’s Friends in Don Quixote. She also danced the Pas de Trois from Swan Lake.

In 2012, Fumero joined the English National Ballet where she danced as Aurora’s Friends and Jewel’s variation in Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty and as one of the three Odalisques in Le Corsaire staged by Anna-Marie Holmes. She also appeared in Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, George Williamson’s Firebird as well as Derek Deane’s Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre) and Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall.

Fumero joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2014, and was promoted to Leading Artist in 2015. She has been featured as Musetta in Michael Pink’s La Bohème, Claudia in Mirror Mirror and Odile in Swan Lake, and performed many roles in his Dracula, Giselle, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and Dorian Gray. She was also danced the principal roles of the Queen of Hearts in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and the title character in Kathryn Posin’s Scheherazade.

Fumero is a Principal Guest Artist with Hispanic Classical Ballet, where she has performed in Le Corsaire, Giselle, Don Quixote and Romeo & Juliet. She has appeared as a guest artist with Georgia Ballet, where she danced as Swanhilda in Coppélia and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Italy’s Ravelo Festival where she danced Swan Lake variations and the International Ballet Festival of Miami, where she danced in Carmen.

Fumero received a Miami Life Award nomination as Best Female Classical Dancer in 2017.

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