A native of Camagüey, Cuba, Lisbet Companioni began her career in ballet as a member of Ballet de Camagüey under the direction of its cofounder, Fernando Alonso. Her repertoire as a dancer includes Don Quixote, Dracula, La Bayadère, La Fille mal gardée, Napoli, and The Three Musketeers. In 2001 Lisbet joined Ballet Arizona as a dancer and originated featured roles in Ib Andersen’s 2B, Elevations, Mosaik and Play. Her modern repertoire includes soloist roles in Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite, The Golden Section and Company B. Her interest in Balanchine ballets grew as she added George Balanchine’s Agon, Apollo, Allegro Brillante, Serenade, and Theme and Variations to her repertory. Lisbet has always had a passion for teaching and coaching dancers and is a also a faculty member at The School of Ballet Arizona. Ms. Companioni retired from the stage in 2008 to become Ballet Arizona’s Ballet Mistress.