One of the world's top ballet dancers, Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta, said he would like to open a dance company in Cuba after retiring from The Royal Ballet of London.
Acosta told Cuba's newspaper Granma that he would like to form a small company along neoclassical and contemporary lines. The 41-year-old ballet star was one of 11 children born to a poor Havana family. He studied with the National Ballet of Cuba, joined London's Royal Ballet in 1998 and has been a principal guest artist since 2003.
Acosta is retiring from classical dance after the 2015-2016 season.
--The Associated Press