Luis Napoles

Luis Napoles began his dancing training as a child at the National School of the Arts in Havana, Cuba. Upon graduating he danced with Dance Contemporary of Cuba and later with Ballet Theatre of Havana. He danced principal roles and traveled the world with both companies. In the U.S,  Napoles danced as a soloist with the Oakland Ballet, and in 1997 joined the Sacramento Ballet where he was a principal dancer for over 8 years. Napoles was also a resident choreographer at the Sacramento Ballet, creating over fifteen ballets.

​​In the classical repertory, Napoles has performed the role of Spade in Don Quixote, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Thesious in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Cavalier in the Nutcracker. He has danced principal roles in David Parson’s The Evelope and Instinct, Septime Webre’s Fluctuating Hemlines, Van Cannaparoli’s Devil Sonata; and Ron Cunningham’s Bolero, Carmina Burana, Rite of Spring, Fire Bird, Incident at Blackbriar, Etosha, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Tempest, Hamlet among others 

Napoles is the founder/artistic director of Napoles Ballet, Contemporary Cuban Company.