RaMON MoRENO 

Founder and Artistic Director, Ramon Moreno School of Ballet

Ramon Moreno danced with Ballet San Jose as a Principal Dancer from 1999 until his retirement in 2014.  He received his ballet training at the famed Escuela Nacional de Artes, in Havana, Cuba and was awarded the title of Professional Dancer and Professor.  Ramon is also a graduate of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum from Primary to Level 5. 

Following his training in Cuba, he participated extensively in competitions worldwide, winning seven medals, four of which were gold.  He was a member of the National Ballet of Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso.  He later joined the Classical Ballet of Havana under Laura Alonso, Alicia Alonso's daughter and toured internationally.  Through his participation in the 1998 IBC in Jackson, Mississippi he was awarded a contract with Cleveland-San Jose Ballet under the direction of Dennis Nahat.  In 2000, he followed the company to San Jose until his retirement in 2014.  His repertoire includes Apollo, Carmen, Who Cares? The Four Temperments, Flower Festival at Genzano, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Coppélia, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Involucion.   He won an Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Performances for the Ballet San Jose 2008-2009 season. Mr. Moreno was on the faculty of Ballet San Jose School's Summer Intensive Program, as well as a number of Bay Area ballet schools including Santa Clara Ballet and Bayer Ballet Academy.

Mr. Moreno, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Palo Alto Ballet School, is currently teaching the Youth Program ballet classes as well as Open Ballet classes. He is  a gifted, inspiring instructor who is is highly sought after for coaching and training for competitions and performances by aspiring professional dancers as well as serious ballet students of all ages.