Miguel Altunaga

Dancer

Miguel trained at the National School of Art, which led to 6 years of performing as a principal dancer for the National Contemporary Dance Company. Miguel joined Rambert in 2007 and performed in works by Gary Stewart, Christopher Bruce, Itzik Galili, Siobhan Davies, Doug Varone, Wayne McGregor, Barak Marshall, Lucinda Childs, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Shechter, Marion Motin, Ben Duke, Alexander Whitley, Andonis Foniadakis, Mark Baldwin, Kim Brandstrup, Benoit Swan, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Aletta Collins, Shobana Jeyasingh, Paul Taylor and Merce Cunningham. Miguel has worked with other international choreographers including Joaquin Sabaté, Jan Linkens, Georges Céspedes, Julio Cesar Iglesias, Samir Akika, Mats Ek, Steve Paxton and Exedia Dance Company (Greece). He joined Hofesh Shechter Company in 2021 for the Double Murder season. As a choreographer and movement director, Miguel has created work for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Rambert, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Simply Red and Carlos Acosta. He was commissioned by The Royal Ballet to create Dark Eye for the Deloitte Ignite Festival 2014 (Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House) and Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2021. Miguel won the Cuban Best Male Solo Award in 2002, and in 2003 was chosen by Carlos Acosta to perform in Tocororo, which toured internationally from 2003 to 2007. In 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 he was nominated for Outstanding Male Performance and Best Dancer by the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards UK.
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