Yoldance was founded in Havana on January 15, 1999, by Yolena Alonso, one of Cuba’s most talented choreographer and artistic director, who developed a very special style blending the roots of the Afro-Cuban culture and contemporary dance technique in outstanding musical shows.
The dancers, all graduated from prestigious Cuban art academies, are a potential of high artistic standards, which versatility allows them to face with accuracy and elegance the most innovative choreographies.
The company has toured to Europe, Asia and America, with a varied repertoire earning international praise due to the performance skills, the strength of interpretation typical of the Cuban dance school and the magnificence of the visual design.
The excellence and the power of music, often live in Yoldance is a significant contribution by Yolena Alonso, granddaughter of Pacho Alonso, great legend of the Cuban music, and daughter of Pachito Alonso, the director of one of the most popular orchestras of the country.
Are three elements that distinguish the Compay as it finds its place, its nature, spontaneity and Cuban charater,in a word, Yoldance is Cuban and universal, is open to the rich heritage of the dance and its very identity within the choreographic world.