Nieser Zambrana

Corps de Ballet

Hometown:  Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Nieser Zambrana Reyes was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and started dancing there at age nine at Escuela Provincial Raul Sanchez. When he was 12, he started training at Escuela Provincial Alejo Carpentier, and at 14 was accepted into the Escuela Nacional de Ballet, both in Havana.

In 2007, Zambrana was accepted into the corps de ballet of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and in 2009 went to the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to the U.S. in 2010 and danced with Orlando Ballet for two years before coming Miami City Ballet in 2013 as a corps de ballet member.

Zambrana has worked with teachers and choreographers such as Mercedes Quintanas, Iliana Lastre, Marta Iris, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ramona De Saa Bello, Azari Plissetski, Fernando Alonso, Alicia Alonso, Hector Sanzana, and while at Miami City Ballet with Justin Peck and Richard Alston. Throughout his career, he has danced roles in Coppélia, Diana and Acteon, Don Quixote, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and A Midsummer Night`s Dream.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston

George Balanchine
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
Symphony in Three Movements

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet

Jerome Robbins
The Concert
West Side Story Suite

Paul Taylor
Mercuric Tidings

Classical Repertoire
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky