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Marize Fumero was born in Havana, Cuba and trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Upon graduation in 2009, she entered Ballet Nacional de Cuba, where her many roles included Queen of the Willis in Giselle, Swanhilda in Coppélia, Nikiya in La Bayadère, and Queen of the Dryads and Kitri’s Friend in Don Quixote. She also danced the Pas de Trois from Swan Lake.
In 2012, Fumero joined the English National Ballet, where she danced as Aurora’s Friend and performed a Jewels Variation in Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty. She was also one of the three Odalisques in Le Corsaire, staged by Anna-Marie Holmes. Additionally, she appeared in Ji?í Kylián’s Petite Mort and George Williamson’s Firebird, as well as Derek Deane’s Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre) and Romeo & Juliet at Royal Albert Hall.
Fumero joined Milwaukee Ballet in 2014 and was promoted to Leading Artist in 2015. She has been featured as Musetta in Michael Pink’s La Bohème, Claudia in Mirror Mirror, Odile in Swan Lake, and Esmeralda in Hunchback of Notre Dame. She also performed principal roles in his Dracula, Giselle, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and Dorian Gray. In addition, she danced the principal roles of the Queen of Hearts in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and the title character in Kathryn Posin’s Scheherazade.
Fumero is a principal guest artist with Hispanic Classical Ballet, where she has performed in Le Corsaire, Giselle, Don Quixote, and Romeo & Juliet. She has also appeared as a guest artist with Georgia Ballet, where she danced as Swanhilda in Coppélia and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
She frequently performs in ballet festivals around the world, including dancing variations from Swan Lake at Italy’s Ravello Festival, Carmen at the International Ballet Festival of Miami, and Le Corsaire and a pas de deux from Michael Pink’s La Bohème at the International Ballet Festival in Cuba. She was also recently invited to dance with the Salzburger Landestheater Ballet in Austria.
Fumero received a Miami Life Award nomination as Best Female Classical Dancer in 2017.