Marisol Cristina Betancourt
Dancer / Junior company director
A Cuban descent, She began her dance training at age three with her mentor Latin Ballet Director Ana Ines King. She became a member of the Junior Company at age six and performed the role of Little Maria in the Legend of the Poinsettia. At 13, she began training with The Ballet’s Professional Company.
In 2012 under the direction of international flamenco master Antonio Hidalgo Paz, Marisol was given a solo in the Latin Ballet of Virginia’s World Premiere of "El Pintor". Marisol has performed with the famous Cuban Percussionist Melena, La Rumbera in the production of MELENA: A Cultural & Musical Journey into my Afro-Cuban Roots. Marisol has also studied with Afro Cuban dance forms with IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company in Miami. Although trained in many diverse styles of dance her fierce pride in her Cuban heritage is reflected in her passion for Salsa, Rumba and Flamenco. In 2012 Marisol was honored as one of Style Weekly’s “16 under 16” for 2012.
Marisol has been assisting and teaching for the educational programs of the Latin Ballet of Virginia since 2012. After she graduated from high school in 2014, she has been studying abroad for the summer intensive programs in La Habana, Cuba at the Danza Nacional of Cuba and the Ballet of Alicia Alonso. She currently teaches for the Latin Ballet after school programs and the Latin Ballet’ arts in education summer day camp.