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Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States.
Invited by the organizers of the contest held in Salt Lake City, state of Utah, Valdes attends as an observer the classes and performances of the ballet's students who compete in this regional semi-finals, from February 22nd to 26th, the BNC states in a statement.
Also at the request of the directors, the Cuban dancer will play the Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux tomorrow in a gala of the competition, along with first American dancer of the Washington Ballet, Brooklyn Mack, with whom she has previously shared the scene in Puerto Rico, South Africa and Cuba.
Both dancers performed the duet quoted with great success at the 24th International Ballet Festival in Havana in 2014, and danced 'El corsario' (The Corsair) during the biannual event in 2016.
Valdes has also participated in other galas of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, held in New York in 2011 and 2013, as the competition is characterized by bringing together in the same show the best contestestors and experienced world renowned dancers.
Valdes' performance along with Russian Ivan Vasiliev, then first figure of the Bolshoi Ballet, in the aforementioned 2011 show, was worth to be chosen by the most important Dance Magazine in America, as the most inspiring dance couple of the year. / Prensa Latina