Our Partners

The Foundation works closely with the Cuban government that is committed to restoring the Dance Centre. The UK government is also supportive of the project. The Foundation works with firms of architects and engineers, and with dance companies around the world, to ensure the success of our project.

Lord Foster, leading international architect

“The restored Dance Centre will combine the original brick and terracotta materials with a simple modern design to complete the legacy of the Arts School complex in Havana. It will inspire future generations of performers and create an international landmark building.”

Tim Cole, British Ambassador to Havana

“The restored Dance Centre will be a fantastic addition to Havana’s thriving cultural scene and another reason for people from the UK and elsewhere to come to Cuba for business and pleasure.”

Alex Beard, Chief Executive, Royal Opera House, London

“The Royal Opera House is proud to lend its support to Carlos and his Foundation in his development of a new cultural and artistic destination in Cuba, which Carlos intends to create as part of the preparations for the next chapter in his extraordinary career, where he will impart his wealth of experience to future generations of dancers.”

Kevin O’Hare, Director of London’s Royal Ballet

“The Royal Ballet is proud to support Carlos in rebuilding the beautiful Dance Centre in Havana to provide opportunities for future dancers to follow Carlos’ own path onto the international stage.”

Alistair Spalding, Director of the Sadler’s Wells Dance Theatre

“Carlos has made a fantastic contribution to dance in London and elsewhere. The prospect of his helping other young people from Cuba to realise their dance potential in a building of beauty and style is something that I’m very happy to support.”

Carlos Acosta at Foster + Partners