?Hey, guys! My name is Mailevis Ortega Fernandez and I am really moved to share my life story with you!
The story starts with a place where I am coming from: Artemisa province next to Havana, Cuba. It is also the place where I have learned my first dancing steps. At the age of 8 I started studying Ballet. Three years later thanks to the strong base I have acquired in ballet my application at the Vacational School of Art (EVA) got accepted. During following 4 years I was introduced with all the types and technics of most recognizable Cuban dances. Movement, composition and history of such dances as Son, Danzon, Dansonete, Salsa, Afro-Cubano, Ballet (and many others) is what I am really good at. After this enormous boost of knowledge I was filled with lot of motivation to keep developing. Dance was and still is everything to me. Therefore after graduating EVA I was looking for more challenge and joined National Cuba Circus school. After 4 years of study I graduated this school as professional Trapecista and figure skater. Besides theory and practical skills of my primal field of education I also learned other circus arts as juggling and tightrope walking.
My professional life today also is strongly linked with dance and dancing world. I have started my carrier as cabaret dancer. But soon with a help of my great teacher and friend I got fortuned to explore the big dancing world as solo dancer in several groups and companies as in Caribbean, as European countries. Today I am living dynamic and active live as Cuban dance guest teacher in various places from the Wet to East - from Spain to United Arab Emirates. I am motivated not to stop at what I have reached but to continue exploring people and my dancing and teaching abilities. For the moment Latvia is a place which I like and where I have decided to stay for improving me and sharing love towards dance. It is combination of, my passion to the dance, my sacrifice, huge love and effort of my parents when I was a child and people that I have met during my life journey. I admit that I have nothing to regret and with all the people around me I have reached my dream – dancing for me is life; and my life is colorful!