Los Angeles Cuban Ballet

Bertha Suarez Blankenship


Whether you’re looking to learn ballet, improve your technique, or hire a ballet performance at your next event, you’ve come to the right place!

Bertha Suarez Blankenship is a native of Cuba who danced in principal roles with the Ballet De Camaguey, under the direction of Fernando Alonso, the Father of Cuban Ballet, and with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, under the Direction of the iconic Alicia Alonso.
Fernando and Alicia Alonso
Fernando Bujones
In 1994, while on tour with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Bertha defected two hours before performing Swan Lake on the Caribbean Island of Martinique, eventually finding freedom in the United States and performing under the direction of the late legendary Fernando Bujones. who extolled Bertha’s ballet skills in the El Nuevo Herald (the Miami Herald). He stated, “Bertha Suarez…..is an extraordinary ballerina.”
Since arriving in the United States, Bertha has created and produced a series of performances and a methodology of Ballet Instruction that has inspired many participants and spectators to appreciate the powerful and evocative art of ballet.
Bertha Suarez Blankenship - LA Cuban Ballet
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