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Dalay Parrondo

Havana, Cuba

Joined Boston Ballet School in 2019


Dalay Parrondo began her training at age nine at Cuban National Ballet School. The recipient of numerous medals in competitions, Parrondo joined the corps de ballet of the National Ballet of Cuba in 1998. Two years later, she was promoted to soloist and, in 2001, she became first soloist. A highlight of her career in Cuba was working with Merrill Ashley for the premiere of Ballo de la Regina. In 2004, Parrondo joined Boston Ballet.

Since joining Boston Ballet in 2004, Parrondo has appeared in August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty, Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, James Kudelka’s Cinderella (Moss), Jorma Elo’s Carmen, Asaf Messerer’s Spring Waters, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena, Balanchine’s Serenade, Marius Petipa’s Raymonda Act III and Jiří Kylián’s Falling Angels.