Trinidad Vives is a native of Madrid, Spain. Ms. Vives was a first prize medal and scholarship winner at the Prix de Lausanne Competition. She completed her ballet training at the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower. Her first professional engagement was with Hamburg Ballet. Later, as a Principal Dancer with the Basel Ballet, Düsseldorf Ballet, and English National Ballet in London she performed the leading roles of the classical ballet repertoire as well as contemporary works by some of the greatest 20th century choreographers.
Ms. Vives spent eight years with the Houston Ballet where she rose from the position of Ballet Mistress to Co-Artistic Director, a position she shared with Ben Stevenson. In 2002 she joined Boston Ballet as Artistic Associate, a position she held for seven years, during which time she oversaw the day-to-day running of the company.
Ms. Vives has staged numerous full-length ballets including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Dracula, and Cleopatra, as well as contemporary works. She has been a guest teacher for companies including the American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Bayersiche Staatsballett in Munich, and Compania Nacional de Danza in Madrid.
She is currently Artistic Director and Founder of The Brookline Ballet School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Photo above: Trinidad Vives teaches a competitor class at the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition.