Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2013
Anais Bueno joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2013. She grew up in Córdoba, Mexico, where she started her first ballet lessons at Fomento Artístico Cordobés at the age of six years old. While in Mexico, she successfully took part in two national ballet competitions, winning the silver medal and later the gold. At the Youth America Grand Prix in 2003, Bueno won a scholarship to the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany, where she continued her dance education under the direction of Tadeusz Matacz until she graduated in 2007.
In the 2007–2008 season, Bueno joined The Stuttgart Ballet’s corps de ballet, performing in many John Cranko works such as Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, Taming of the Shrew, and Swan Lake. It was in Stuttgart where she got her first solo opportunity dancing Giselle’s Peasant Pas de Deux and worked with choreographers such as John Neumeier, Marco Goecke, Christian Spuck, and Demis Volpi. In 2012 she joined Boston Ballet for one season, where she performed the lead role in Jiri Kylian’s Tar and Feathers, soloist roles in Frederick Ashton’s Sleeping Beauty, and danced various works by George Balanchine such as Symphony in C, Serenade, and Coppelia.
Since joining the Joffrey, Bueno has danced many roles in different ballets, including Stanton Welch’s La Bayadere and Maninyas, Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker, Christopher Wheeldon’s Continuum, Swan Lake, and Fool’s Paradise, Alexander Ekman’s Episode 31, Tulle, and the world premiere of Joy, Justin Peck’s In Creases, Year of the Rabbit, and The Times are Racing, Mammatus by Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, Liam Scarlett’s Vespertine, as well as the leading roles in Val Caniparoli’s Incantations, Wayne Mcgregor’s Infra, and Ekman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, the roles of Marie and The Golden Statue in Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker, Jane in Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre, and originated the role of Kitty in Yuri Possokhov’s Anna Karenina.
Bueno has performed in different countries, including Canada, Cuba, Japan, Hungary, England, China, Spain, Germany, and Korea. She has been featured in Mexico’s Vogue magazine and on the cover of Dance Magazine Europe.