Dayesi Torriente


Originally from Havana, Cuba, Dayesi began her ballet training in 1999 at Pro Dance Center. She continued her studies at Alejo Carpentier Provincial School of Ballet, soon after joining the National Ballet School. In International ballet competitions in 2008-2009, she received multiple bronze medals.

In 2016, Dayesi joined Philadelphia Ballet as a soloist with her debut in Cinderella. Soon after, she landed roles in The Third Light, The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, and more.

Prior to Philadelphia Ballet, Dayesi was with National Ballet of Cuba, which she joined in 2009 under the artistic and technical direction of Alicia Alonso. She was promoted to soloist in 2011 and then to principal dancer in 2015.


How did your dance journey begin?

I started very young at six years old, doing dance activities and shows at school events, until one day my mom signed me up for ballet classes and I loved , since that day I continue dancing until today. I am proud of everything, of every moment in my career , the good ones and the bad ones, because they have been the process and the path that has led me to , what I am today. I want to continue learning and growing.