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Born in Spain in 1979, Altea Nuñez started dancing and completed her formative training at the well-known VICTOR ULLATE Ballet School based in Madrid. On graduating with a diploma of distinction from the Conservatoire of the Hague, she joined the Ullate Company, where she danced for three years.
In 2001 she joined the ROYAL BALLET FLANDERS, working under directors Robert Denvers, Kathryn Bennetts and Assis Carreiro. Her classical roles included Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Myrthe (Giselle) and Gamzatti (La Bayadere).
On being promoted to soloist and then first soloist in 2006 , she danced Aurora and the role of Odette/Odile in Marcia Haydée’s acclaimed productions of The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. During this period, she danced principal roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian (Forgotten Land), William Forsythe (Artifact, Impressing the Czar, New Sleep, Herman Shmerman) and Wayne McGregor (Infra).
Altea created roles in works by Nicolo Fonte (Cornered, Like You, Violin Concerto), Christian Spuck (Return of Ulysses) and David Dawson (The Third Light) also for Douglas Lee (Rubicon Play) and Cayetano Soto (M.C.).
As a guest dancer Altea performed with TERESA NIETO EN COMPAÑIA in Madrid (2001 & 2010) and danced at International gala performances in Madrid, Italy, New York and California.
In 2014, Altea retired from the company to concentrate on CHOREOGRAPHY.
Her choreographic career was launched with the immediate success of her first work 'Contigo' created for Ballet Flander's choreographic platform 'Choreolab'. The following year saw another success with 'Claroscuro' created for the same choreographic platform. Nuñez saw this as a work in progress as did the new artistic director of Ballet Flanders Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In consequence he invited Nuñez to develop the concept, resulting in a full-length 'Claroscuro' which established her as a rising talent and 'one to watch'.
In 2015 Altea created work for Professional Dance Conservatoire of Barcelona the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and imparted a choreographic workshop at the Upper Conservatoire of Dance in Madrid.
She has been asked to create 'duet works' which has been performed at International Gala Performances in Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia & Cyprus.
She was invited by Marcia Haydèe, artistic director of Ballet de Santiago de Chile to re-stage her piece 'Claroscuro' for the '3rd Choreographers Festival' 2016.
In 2017 she became teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, where she have taught ballet classes for three years.
In 2018 Altea has created and re-staged work for Compañìa Nacional de Danza Spain, Palucca University of Dance Dresden, Danzarte 21 (Spain) and for the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp.
In 2019 Altea becomes ballet mistress/coach and choreographer at Junior Ballet Antwerp.
In 2020 her last creation '4.2 Summer' is performed as part of the program SEASONS 4.0 with Junior Ballet Antwerp at the Antwerp Opera House.