joined Dutch National Ballet 2006
birth place Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
career with Dutch National Ballet
second soloist (2008),
grand sujet (2006)
previously danced with
National Ballet of the Dominican Republic,
Washington Ballet (Washington, USA)
training Academy de Ballet Magda Corbett (Dominican Republic), the Washington School of Ballet (USA)
awards Award Best Classical/Modern Dancer of the Dominican Republik (1997 and 1998). Award Dance Fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation (2003). Intertalento Award for artists living abroad, Dominican Republic (2003). Swan for best achievement on dance by the Association of Directors of Theatres in The Netherlands (2007). Award Dansersfonds '79 (2007). Alexandra Radius Award (2008).
After her first season with the Dutch National Ballet, Michele Jimenez (Las Vegas, United States) already received a prestigious ‘Zwaan’ award for Best Dance Achievement from the Dutch Association of Theatres and Concert Halls (VSCD). She trained in the Dominican Republic, where she moved when she was a child, and at the Washington Ballet School. Before coming to the Netherlands in 2006, she danced with Ballet Clásico Nacional de Santo Domingo and Washington Ballet. With the Dutch National Ballet, she was promoted to second soloist in 2008 and to principal a year later, when she also won the Alexandra Radius Prize.