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International Star Carlos Acosta Wants To Start Cuba Ballet Company

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.

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