Cuban Dance Defectors Win Jobs In Cincinnati

“Four of the five Cuban ballet dancers who defected in October during a 20-city tour of the United States are headed to jobs in Cincinnati this summer and fall. Cervilio Amador and Adiarys Almeida have been hired as soloists by the Cincinnati Ballet, a 31-member company with a $5 million operating budget. They are scheduled to dance the “Don Quixote” pas de deux on Oct. 8 and 9, almost a year to the day after they were to dance the same excerpt in Daytona Beach, Fla., as members of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.”