Instructor, School of Ballet
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Promoted to Soloist in 2023
Vianca Palacios began training at age three at Balleteatro Infantil de Nana Hudo in Puerto Rico. In 2015, she received a scholarship to attend the Summer Intensive of the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC and later in 2016 trained in the Cuballet summer intensive with the company Prodanza in Cuba under the direction of Laura Alonzo where she got the opportunity to perform the Soloist role of Shade in Le Bayadere.
In 2016, she began her professional career with Balleteatro Nacional de Puerto Rico as an Apprentice and was promoted to Corps de Ballet a year after. During her time with BNPR she got to perform roles such as Soloist in Les Sylphides, Odalisque in Le Corsaire, Big Swan in Swan Lake, and many others.
Later in 2017, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School offered her a full scholarship. There she got opportunities to perform in many classical and original contemporary works by Ariel Serrano, Tania Vergara, and Delia Ballart which includes Principal in Flower Festival of Genzano.
In 2019, she joined Ballet San Antonio as Corps de Ballet and performed as Cheshire Cat in Brian Enos’s Alice in Wonderland, Harlot in Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet, and various other roles in The Nutcracker.
Get to know Vianca
What are your favorite ballets?
My all-time favorite ballets are Romeo and Juliet and Le Bayadere.
If you could go anywhere, where would it be?
I love to travel, experience, and learn from different cultures. Italy is one place I’ve always dreamed of visiting.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I love to visit museums, spend time in nature, and watching documentaries.