Photo by: Jeff-Cravotta 

Addul Manzano

Hometown: Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
Dancing Since: Age 11
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 8
Never misses an episode of: Family Guy
Goal as a professional dancer: Inspire others
Thing he couldn’t live without: Wife, Sybil
Favorite choreographer: George Balanchine

Addul began his training at 11, attending the National Ballet School of Cuba in Havana. He was later selected to join The National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso. Since moving to the United States, he has   danced with BALLETNY, Columbia City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Terpsicorps and Washington Ballet. He has performed numerous principal roles including George Balanchine’s Agon, Apollo and The Four Temperaments; Jonathan Harker in Dracula; Prince Charming in Cinderella; and Snow King and Sugar Plum Cavalier in Nutcracker. Some of Addul’s favorite performances include George Balanchine’s “Rubies,” Alonzo King’s SALT and Dwight Rhoden’s Artifice.