Vicente Nebrada

Choreographer

Vicente Nebrada is an internationally renowned Latin American choreographer whose ballets have been performed by a number of major companies around the world.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he began his career as a dancer with Ballet Alicia Alonso in Cuba, with Roland Petit at Ballet de Paris and the Joffrey Ballet in New York.

He was a founding member of the Harkness Ballet, New York, where he began his choreographic career in 1964. In 1975 he became the Founding Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer of the International Ballet of Caracas. He created numerous ballets for this company, touring extensively and solidifying his reputation as an internationally acclaimed choreographer.

In 1984 he was appointed artistic director of the National Ballet of Caracas which he directed until 2002. For this company he created versions of the classics which included, Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

His artistic support as resident choreographer helped establish Ballet Florida in Palm Beach in the mid 1990s. His works continue to be performed around the world and have been danced by more than 30 companies such as: American Ballet Theater, National Ballet of Canada, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet Hispánico of New York, Berlin Opera Ballet, English National Ballet, Australian Ballet, National Ballet of Korea, Ballet de Santiago, Chile, Ballet Nacional Sodre, Uruguay and Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón, Argentina.