Yuli, the biopic about Carlos Acosta – one of the greatest ballet dancers of all times – has been nominated for 5 Goya awards (the Goya awards are the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars). Directed by Iciar Bollain, the film tells of Acosta’s childhood in his native Cuba and follows his growth to stardom. Based on the trailers below, one can expect an emotional journey as we gain insight into his relationships with family, peers, and the country that he loves.
“This is a Cuban story, so it’s not my story only.” – Carlos Acosta
Cherilyn's lifelong passion for ballet has opened the door to the next chapter of her journey. Her strong foundation includes training at the School of American Ballet, being a featured dancer with Hartford Ballet and Carolina Ballet, and being co-director/owner of City Ballet Raleigh. She was granted the Affiliate Teacher Award after successfully completing the ABT National Training Curriculum®. A professional career in the industry along with extensive global travel provide her with a unique set of experiences to draw upon as a journalist and audience member. Cherilyn is excited to be sharing her insight about ballet around the world.