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Rubén Martín was born in Reus, Spain, and trained at Estudio de Danza de Maria de Avila. After dancing with English National Ballet for four years, he joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. He was promoted to Soloist in 2003 and to Principal dancer in 2006. In 2014, he became a Principal Character dancer with the Company, as well as a full-time endowed faculty member at San Francisco Ballet School. During his tenure as a dancer, Martín’s major roles included Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, Prince Siegfried and Von Rothbart in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Onegin in Cranko’s Onegin, Prince Desiré in Tomasson’s Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker Prince and King of the Snow in Tomasson’s Nutcracker. In addition, he performed works by a wide range of choreographers including George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Helgi Tomasson, and Christopher Wheeldon. Martín Cintas has performed as a guest artist with the National Ballet of Canada, and Dutch National Ballet among other leading companies worldwide. In addition, he has served as a guest teacher with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, The Washington Ballet, English National Ballet, National Ballet of Spain, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Smuin Ballet, Marin Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet.