Born in Havana, Cuba, Taras Domitro trained at Alejo Carpentier School and National Ballet School of Cuba. He performed as a principal dancer with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba prior to joining San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer in 2008. Since joining the SF Ballet, Domitro has performed lead roles in a variety of works, including Prince Siegfried in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, the Snow King and Prince in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, and Franz in Balanchine’s Coppélia. His repertory also includes Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, “Emeralds”, “Rubies”, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; the title role in Fokine’s Petrouchka; McGregor’s Chroma; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons; Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Prism, and On a Theme of Paganini; and Zanella’s Underskin. Domitro’s awards include a 2008 Gold Medal at the World International Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida, the grand prix at Peru’s International Ballet Festival in 2003, and in 2000, the first prize and revelation award at the Concurso de Festival Internacional de Academias in Havana, Cuba.