Rubén Martín Cintas
Lee R. Crews Endowed Faculty Member

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Ruben Martin Cintas was born in Reus, Spain, and trained at Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila. After dancing with English National Ballet, he joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. He was promoted to soloist in 2003 and to principal dancer in 2006. In 2014, he became a principal character dancer with the Company, as well as a full-time faculty member at San Francisco Ballet School. During his tenure as a dancer, Martin Cintas’ major roles included Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker Prince and King of the Snow in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Prince Siegfried and Von Rothbart in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, and Onegin in Cranko’s Onegin. In addition, he performed works by a wide range of choreographers including George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon. Martin Cintas has performed as a guest artist with the National Ballet of Canada and other leading companies worldwide. In addition, he has served as a guest teacher with Alvin Ailey, Marin Ballet, and Smuin Ballet, among others. 





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