IX International Competition of Dance Roseta Mauri 2019
Ricardo CerveraPresident of the jury 2019
Ricardo Cervera is Ballet Master of The Royal Ballet. Born in Malaga, Cervera grew up in Torremolinos, where he started ballet lessons aged seven with his elder sister, after seeing a television broadcast of Romeo and Juliet starring Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. After a summer school at the Royal Opera House he was invited to join the School, and entered the Royal Ballet on graduation in 1993. Cervera was promoted to First Artist in 1996, Soloist in 1999 and First Soloist in 2002. He was appointed Assistant Ballet Master in 2014 and Ballet Master in 2016, and retired as a dancer in 2015. His repertory with the Company included Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Lescaut (Manon), Bratfisch (Mayerling), Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Arthur Troyte Griffith (Enigma Variations), Colas and Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Jester (Cinderella), Hilarion and pas de six (Giselle), Antigonus (The Winter’s Tale) and Monkey (‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café).
He created a number of roles for the Company, including Miles (The Turn of the Screw) and roles in Mr Worldly Wise, Room of Cooks, Tryst, Three Songs – Two Voices, Electric Counterpoint, Infra, Live Fire Exercise and 24 Preludes. Cervera trained as a répétiteur on the Frederick Ashton Foundation’s mentoring scheme, and has worked as assistant choreographer with Liam Scarlett on works including Hansel and Gretel. He has taught ballet in Japan, Spain and around the world.
Classical dance teacher
Henning Albrechtsen joined the Royal Danish Ballet in 1985, where he danced a variety of soloist and principal parts of classical and neo-classical repertoire – from Bournonville to Balanchine. Since 1997 he has been a teacher at Royal Danish Ballet School. In 2000, he was appointed Deputy artistic director of RDB, a position he held until 2007. That same year he enrolled at the Teachers Training Programme for former professional dancers at National Ballet School of Canada and completed the one year educational programme and was invited back to the Royal Danish Ballet school as a full time teacher in 2008. Henning Albrechtsen has taught at various schools around the world among others at the National Ballet School of Cuba, National Ballet School of Canada. Furthermore, he has taught the Bournonville style in Australia, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Norway and Spain.
Étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet and costume designer
Born in Paris, Agnes Letestu entered the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1983, in 1987, she joined the Paris Opera Ballet directed by Rudolph Nureyev as Quadrille, and in 1988 was promoted to Coryphée. In 1989 she was promoted to Soloist, then won the gold medal at the Eurovision Competition for young dancers. In 1990 she won the gold medal at the International Varna Competition. While still a member of the corps de ballet, she was singled out by notable choreographers to interpret leading roles: Jerome Robbins, William Forsythe, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, Rudolph Nureyev, John Neumeir and Jíri Kylián, among others. In 1997 she was named Danseuse Étoile (principal dancer). She has lent her talents of interpretation to the Nureyev versions of the great classics, and her physique and style are also ideally adapted to works by George Balanchine. Letestu has also performed many important contemporary choreographies. She has been filmed for the official Paris Opera Ballet versions of Lady of the Camellias, Paquita, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Prodigal Son, and ‘Diamonds’ from Jewels.
Lestestu has been working as costume designer for years; Scaramouche and Les Enfants du Paradis by José Martinez for the Paris Opera, Windspiel and Marie-Antoinette by Patrick de Bana for the Wiener Staadtsoper, Célébration by Pierre Lacotte for Paris Opera, Goldberg variations by Hans Spoerli for the Ballet du Rhin, as well as Echos of Eternity by Patrick De Bana for the Shanghai Ballet are among her most important creations. Throughout her career has a ballerina, Agnès Letestu has received many awards such as Benois Prize for Les Mirages by Serge Lifar (2007), Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres, and Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.
Jone San Martín
Coreographer and performer
Jone San Martín studied with Menxu Medel in San Sebastian (Spain), at Institut del Teatre of Barcelona and at Maurice Béjart’s Mudra School in Brussels. Despite having started her professional career in Spain —she danced in the National Ballet of Spain in 1987-88— she has mainly worked in Belgium and Germany, where she has danced in companies such Archipel Sud, José Besprosvany, Jacopo Godani’s company, The Ballet of Charleroi, and Ulmer Theater with Phillippe Talard. In 1992, William Forsythe invited San Martín to join the former Frankfurt Ballet and since then his career as a performer and soloist dancer has been closely linked to the American choreographer. Since its creation in 2005, Jone San Martín is part of The Forsythe Company.
Her artistic restlessness has driven her to collaborate within the fine arts’ field, the cinema and video: invited to open the Francis Bacon exhibition along with Forsythe in the Museum Haus der Kunst Munich, creating for the painter Angelica Gilbert, the sculptor Bruno Fegero or Tamara Cirz, among others. In the cinema and video field she has collaborated in works such as The mind machine of Dr. Forsythe, Jonemanak or Meat me. As a choreographer she has presented dance works such as Ser, estar o parecer, Juana la otra, Legítimo Rezo, Jugo, Any Body Sounds, among others. In 2006, Jone San Martín, received the Artistic Career Award from the Dance Professionals Association of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country, and in 2016 she received a Carte Blanche from her hometown, the city of San Sebastian
Arantxa ArgüellesBallet Master
Zaragoza, and two years later she joined the Ballet Clásico Nacional de España. Throughout her carreer as a dancer, she has been a principal dancer at the Ballet Nacional of Spain, Berlin Opera’s Ballet and at the Royal Danish Ballet —in these two last companies under the direction of Peter Schaufuss—. In 1996, Argüelles toured with Moscow’s Stanislavsky Ballet with the La Sylphide production, performing as dancer for the last time in Madrid. Argüelles was a regular invited artist at the Festival de Ballet de La Habana (Cuba) and she has worked with renown ballet masters such as Maya Plisetskaya and danced with outstanding dancers like Julio Bocca, Charles Jude or Laurent Hilaire in international galas. In 1997, she was appointed Artistic Director of the Ballet de Zaragoza, a position she hold for two years. Currently, Arantxa Argüelles has her own studio in Zaragoza, where she teaches ballet and pilates, and she is also regularly invited to teach in several dance companies such the Ballet of La Scala of Milan.
As a pianist he has specialised in dance accompaniament and composition, working and collaborating with companies in such as Jeu Ballet du France, Última Vez (Belgium), Rosas (Belgium), and in companies based in New York like José Limón’s or Merce Cuningham Studio. He has accompanied renown ballet and dance masters and choreographers such as Maria de Ávila, Carmen Roche, Víctor Ullate, Carmina Ocaña, Anne Therese de Keersmaker, Susanne Linke, Dominique Mercy, Elizabeth Corbett, Guillermina Coll, Marta Munsó, among others.
FIRST PRIZE (5000 EUROS)
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA
Miquel Martínez, 16 years
SECOND PRIZE (2000 EUROS)
PROVINCE OF TARRAGONA
Leyre Domingo, 17 years
THIRD PRIZE (1000 EUROS)
REUS CITY HALL
Alba Bonet, 15 years
SCHOLARSHIP ROYAL DANISH BALLET
Marina Mata, 16 years
PRIZE SCHOLARSHIP OF STUDIES ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE – SPAIN DELEGATION
AUDIENCE PRIZE (600 EUROS)
ADAM WORKSHOPS & VERMUTS MIRÓ SCHOLARSHIP
2 weeks AT COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA
Miquel Martínez and Lorena Haiyu Rodríguez
VALENCIA DANCING FORWARD
CUBABALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE
Leyre Domingo and Carlota Batalla
BALLET RUSO DE BARCELONA SUMMER INTENSIVE
Candela Nieto and Miquel Martínez
SPRECIALIZED PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS WITH DANSA PXL
Miquel Martínez, Lorena Haiyu Rodríguez and Júlia Miró