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Noibis Licea


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Noibis Licea is a native of Bayamo, Cuba, and a graduate of the National School of Arts in Havana. He has a degree in modern dance and is trained in Afro-Cuban Dance, Modern Dance, and Classical Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics and Latin Rhythms. After graduating, Mr. Licea danced professionally with various companies throughout the country in Cuba, and he had the opportunity to bring his knowledge to the students at the Vocational School of Arts,   teaching them the basic principals of Modern Dance.  In 1998 he went to Mexico to perform and choreograph musical shows. In Miami, some of his work included: “Salome,” with the Florida Grand Opera, and “Persona,” with the Florida Dance Festival.

In 2001, Noibis Licea was named, “BEST LOCAL DANCER,” by The Miami Herald and “BEST MALE DANCER,” by The SunPost in 2002. In Canada he had the honor to work with: The Royal City Ballet of Canada, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, and Danny Grossman in Toronto. Since moving to New York City in 2003, Mr. Licea has danced for: Jamie Bishton, Lydia Johnson, and the Ballet Builders.

Mr. Licea dances with Nai Ni Chen Dance Company. As a part of three residency programs with neighborhood public schools in Englewood, Hillside, and Elizabeth, New Jersey, he taught Afro-Cuban, the Art of Chinese Dance, and Elements of Modern Dance to a select group of students.  The company’s latest piece, “Isles of Dunes” based on Landscapes of America was a key subject in the execution of a work called “Desert Passage” by students of the George Washington Academy in Elizabeth, NJ.  As a member of the company, he was invited to teach African Dance and Afro Cuban Dance at the XIII Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival with the Silesian Dance Theatre in Bytom, Poland.   While in Poland, he also performed in the company’s newest work, “Landscape Over Zero” and “Isles of Dunes”.