Photo Gallery: Dateline Havana

What do changing U.S.–Cuba relations mean for Cuban ballet? Take a look inside the studios and theater of the world-renowned National Ballet of Cuba.

All photos by Quinn Wharton for Pointe magazine.

 

First soloist Ivis Díaz Acosta stretches during a Giselle rehearsal. (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

 

NBC dancers rehearse Giselle (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

 

The Great Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso, recently renamed for the NBC founder. (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

Alicia Alonso looks down from her box at the theater. (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

 

NBC principals Grettel Morejón and Alfredo Ibáñez perform at the opening weekend of the newly restored theater. (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

 

Grettel Morejón in Coppélia. (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

 

Corps member Diana Menendez at the barre. (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

 

Pointe shoes are in limited supply, and they die quickly in the Caribbean heat and humidity. (Photo by Quinn Wharton)

 

 

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