Joined Ballet Arizona: 2013
Training: Cuban National Ballet School, National School of Arts – Vincentia de la Torre,
Other Companies: Ballet de Camagüey, National Ballet of Cuba
Annier began dancing at the age of 10 under the instruction of Julieta Torres at Escuela Nacional de Arte. In 2003, he continued his ballet training at Vincentia de la Torre under the instruction of Elvia Caballero. At the age of 17, Annier began his professional career with Ballet Camagüey. There, he danced principal and soloist roles in Diane and Acteon (Acteon), Muñecos (Soldier Doll), La Fille Mal Gardée (Alain), and Swan Lake (Pas de Trois). In 2010, Annier joined Ballet Nacional de Cuba under the direction of Alicia Alonso. While there, he performed soloist roles in Eduardo Blanco’s Leyenda del Agua Grande (Jaguar) and Dentro de un Piano (Pas de Deux). He also performed corps de ballet roles in many ballets including Giselle and Don Quixote. In 2013, Annier left Cuba to continue his dancing career in the United States where he joined Ballet Arizona that same year. While dancing for Ballet Arizona, Annier has performed corps de ballet and soloist roles in La Bayadere, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, as well as the U.S. premiere of Napoli. He has also performed in several Balanchine ballets since joining Ballet Arizona including Allegro Brillante, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, La Sonnambula, and Western Symphony.