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 career was launched with the immediate success of her first work 'Contigo’ created for Royal Ballet Flander's choreographic platform. The following year saw another success with the ballet ‘Claroscuro’ also for ‘Choreolab’. Nuñez saw this as a work in progress as did the new artistic directors of Royal Ballet of Flanders, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his assistant director Tamas Moricz. In consequence they invited Nuñez to develop the concept, resulting in a full-length ‘Claroscuro’ which established her as a rising talent and ‘one to watch’.
Since 2015 Altea has created work for international gala performances in Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia and Cyprus.
As well for the Professional Dance Conservatoire of Barcelona and the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and imparted choreographic workshops at the Upper Conservatoire of Dance in Madrid .
She was invited by Marcia Haydèe , artistic director of Ballet de Santiago de Chile, to restage her piece 'Claroscuro' for the 3th Choreographers Festival -2016.
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.
Since 2009 Altea has taught classical ballet, personal coaching and choreographic workshops at Dance Studio Arabesque and on several international dance courses.
In 2017 she became ballet teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerpen.
Honorary member of the Association Dansaires & Art since 2014.
Artistic team member of Junior Ballet Antwerp from September 2019.