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Orlando Molina began his training at the age of ten in Cuba. In 1996, he directed and performed with Trujillo Ballet in Peru. In 1998, Molina was a competitor in Jackson International Ballet Competition, Mississippi, and the same year he was offered a contract for Cleveland Ballet. In 2000, Molina joined Orlando Ballet under the direction of Fernando Bujones. For the 2002-2003 season he was appointed ballet master. In 2003, Molina coached Joseph Gatti, gold medal winner at the Youth American Grand Prix and recent gold medal winner at the New York International Ballet Competition. He has been a guest teacher with Spartanburg Ballet, Texas Christian University, Alabama Dance Theatre, Jackson Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, and most recently at Kowa Ballet in Okayama, Japan, and Ohio Dance Theatre. Mr. Orlando Molina is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through level 7 and Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum.