Photo by Ella Figueiredo

Photo by Ella Figueiredo


Alberto Blanco was born in Spain and began his ballet training at the age of 16 in Gijón, Asturias, at the Centro de Danza Karel. Blanco soon moved to Madrid where he was accepted at Victor Ullate Ballet School. He spent two years dancing under the direction of Mr. Ullate.

Blanco continued his ballet training at Boston Ballet School, where he had the opportunity to dance alongside the company in productions like George Balanchine's Midsummer Night's Dream and The Nutcracker

He joined Orlando Ballet II in 2010, and two years later was promoted to the main company where he has danced in many productions including Artistic Director's Robert Hill's Vampire's BallRomeo and JulietSwan Lake, Carmina BuranaLacrimosa and Huapango among others.

In 2014 Blanco was invited to attend the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Ballet Program under the direction of Anna-Marie Holmes. This opportunity came with a full scholarship. During his two weeks at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Ballet Program, Blanco worked with Dinna Bjørn in Bournonville Repertoire and with choreographer Jessica Lang.

Alberto's repertorie includes August Bournonville's La SylphideNapoliKonservatoriet, George Balanchine's Serenade, Michael Pink's Dracula, Val Caniparoli's A Cinderella Story, Susan Jones' Don Quixote, Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, Jessica Lang’s To Familiar Spaces in Dream and Arcadian Broad’s Beauty and the Beast to mention some.

In 2016, Blanco became an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified teacher. Since then he has attended multiple workshops on teacher training.

Alberto has been part of the faculty at Orlando Ballet School, under the direction of Dierdre smiles Burger, and a guest teacher in numerous schools in Central Florida.

He currently is a faculty member at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Preparatory Dance Program, under the direction of Susan Brooker.