Nathanaël Santiago was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and began his ballet studies at Ballets de San Juan at age 10. In 2006 he studied at Orlando Ballet School and later attended Miami City Ballet School in 2008. He danced with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico (2009 – 2012), Andanza Contemporary Dance Company (2013 – 2016), and Cleveland’s Verb Ballets (2016 – 2018). During the summer of 2018 he danced for Visceral Dance Chicago and worked as a guest artist with Ballet Memphis from fall 2018 until spring 2019. He received a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Coimbra, Portugal. This is Nathanaël’s 1st season with Spectrum Dance Theater.