Taras started his journey to the top-most ranks in the world of professional ballet from his native Cuba. Taras's mother, Magaly Suarez, is a famous ballet teacher, but the decision to become a dancer was entirely his. He started doing ballet at the age of 9. “ I was impressed by it, its scenery, and technical steps,” Taras explained. “ It has always been crystal clear that I dedicate myself to ballet and ballet only.”
Taras started out with the National Ballet of Cuba and in 2008 joined San-Francisco Ballet immediately as a principal dancer. His stage performances are extraordinary and unforgettable but Taras remains true to himself: “ Honestly, I feel proud after each show, good or bad”, he confessed. “ And I also feel a huge responsibility being a principal dancer with one of the world’s best ballet companies”.
His key to success is not a secret: listen to tutors and work hard. And by all means he is lucky to have a great mentor literally from day one – his mother. Taras is a frequent guest to Miami, where Magaly Suarez continues to teach ballet.
Taras Domitro says that all his dreams as a dancer have already been fulfilled and he is now after his second biggest passion - the music. Taras plays guitar and applies all his persistence and dedication to mastering the new art.
Taras moved from San Francisco back to Miami in 2017 and currently works as a principal guest artist.
Photo by Zachariah Epperson