Damian ZamoranoPrincipal Soloist
Hometown: Havana, Cuba
Damian Zamorano was born in Havana, Cuba. He started taking ballet classes at the age of nine at the Provincial School of Ballet “Alejo Carpentier”. He moved to Mexico City when he was 11 with his parents where he continued his training at the Escuela Nacional De Danza Clásica y Contemporánea. At 13 he participated in The First National Dance Competition “Attitude” in Mexico City where he won a gold medal in his category. At 15 he received a full scholarship to ABT’s Summer Intensive in Austin, Texas. At 17 he joined Compañia Nacional De Danza in Mexico City as an apprentice, promoted to corps de ballet member at 18 and promoted to coryphée at 19. That same year, Zamorano left the company to participate in a reality show of ballet for two months, where he got 2nd place and a scholarship from FONCA institution.
In 2012, he received a full scholarship to attend Miami City Ballet School and was awarded the Toby Lerner Ansin Scholarship Award in 2012. He joined Miami City Ballet 2013 as a corps de ballet member and then promoted to Prinicipal Soloist in 2023.
Roles since joining MCB
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt and Benvolio)
West Side Story Suite
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky