Joel Suárez Gómez was born in Holguín, Cuba in 1988. At the age of 9 years,
he started studies in the Escuela Elemental de Ballet Alejo Carpentier and
graduated as a dancer in the Escuela Nacional de Ballet de La Habana in the
disciplines of classical ballet, Cuban modern technique and Cuban folklore.
After graduation he became part of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) and later on 2008 started working with the Cuban company Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC).
As a member of DCC, he got to work with Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo, George
Céspedes, Mats Ek, Ana Laguna, Rafael Bonachela, among others.
Furthermore he has participated in the creation workshops and performances
of Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, with whom he has collaborated with the
choreographic assistance in the piece Casi.
His artistic interests have taken him to explore some other directions and
disciplines parallel to dance. He has been invited to the 11na Bienal de Artes
Plásticas de La Habana. He goes on to explore visual arts as part of his
approach to dance and performance.
Since February 2013, he has found base in Berlin where he develops personal
projects and practices, also continuing several engagements with the likes of
Sasha Waltz & Guests, Stephanie Thiersch, Saar Magal, Juan Kruz Diaz de
Garaio Esnaola and other artists around the world.
He is part of emerging group based in Berlin working at the moment on the
translation from music to dance of Present Time Composition, an
improvisation method developed for musicians by Allan Bern.
Interdisciplinary collaborations, new performative practices, analysis,
community, recycling, friendship are key words that define his artistic