Lazaro Cuervo Costa

Lazaro Cuervo Costa began his career as a dancer at the Escuela Vocacional de Artes in Matanzas. Born in Matanzas (Cuba), he was admitted to the Escuela Nacional de Artes de la Havana (ENA) on results of competitive entrance exam.

At the age of 6, he becomes a resident of the Escuela Vocacional de Artes in Matanzas and at the age of 10, he becomes a resident of the Escuela Nacional de Artes in Havana where he studied classical ballet as well as modern and contemporary dance. After graduating from ENA in 2001 as a dancer and dancing teacher, he became eligible for taking the 5thgrade exam at the Instituto Superior de Artes in Havana.
He performed for prestigious companies in Cuba : Danza Nacional de Cuba, Narciso Medina company, Danza Combinatoria company, Cuba Folklorico Nacional company and the Havana Night Show, and at the mythical Cuba Cabaret Tropicana. After being on a European tour, he decided to settle in France. Ever since, his abilities and his energy have expanded, as it could be seen in the Broadway musical “The Lion King” at the Théâtre Mogador, in the musical “Tarzan”, in Hamburg (Germany) and in the creation “Don Quichotte du Trocadero” by José Montalvo for the Théâtre National de Chaillot, in Paris and on a national and international tour.

He participated to the dance competition “The Best Dance” on the TV channel M6 where he made it to the quarter-finals.

His unusual, feline and masculine physique made him a natural candidate to a modeling and performing career, that began when he was an adolescent alongside the Cuban painter Mendibe. A career that he pursued when he was 18 in Europe where the most brilliant photographers and haute couture designers called on him for participating in prestigious campaigns or fashion shows, such as François Rousseau and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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