Hometown: Camagüey, Cuba
Joined OKC Ballet in 2022
Roylan Ramos Hechavarria, from Camagüey, Cuba trained at the National School of Camagüey from 1995-2000, Cuban National Ballet School (La Habana) from 2000-2002, and graduated from the National Ballet School Vicentina de la Torres Camagüey, Cuba in 2006.
Hechavarria danced with Ballet of Camagüey as a soloist dancer for five seasons. He joined Ballet of Cairo Opera House in 2011 and in 2012 worked for Tanz Company Innsbruck in Austria. Most recently Hechavarria danced for Ballet Opera of Lyon from 2014-2022 and joins Oklahoma City Ballet as a Principal dancer for the 2022/23 season.
Hechavarria has performed Diana and Acteon, The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, and Enrique Gaza Valga’s Faust. Other repertoire includes works by, Jiří Kylián, Johan Inger, Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, Pina Baush, Roland Petit, and William Forsythe.