Fernando Bujones
1955 - 2005  
World Renowned Ballet Celebrity
Florida Artists Hall of Fame Inductee
Artistic Director / Choreographer & Master Class Teacher
Praised as one of the finest male dancers
of the 20th century and hailed as the
"Greatest American Male Dancer of his Generation"
FERNANDO BUJONES stands in a class of his own and this Florida Artists Hall of Famer's career has indeed been meteoric and remarkable. Born in Miami, Florida, Mr. Bujones made his professional dancing debut in 1970 with the Andre Eglevsky Ballet Company in New York. In 1972 he joined American Ballet Theatre in New York City. In 1973 he became a soloist with the company and in 1974 he was promoted to principal rank, making him the youngest Principal Dancer in ABT history and one of the youngest in the world.
In July 24, 1974 , Mr. Bujones rocketed to stardom when he became the 1st male American dancer to win the coveted "Gold Medal" as well as a special award for "Highest Technical Achievement" at the Seventh International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, considered by many as the Olympics of dance.
Throughout three decades of a performing career, Mr. Bujones appeared as a Guest Artist in 33 countries around the world (covering all continents) and with more than 60 companies, including the most prestigious ones like: American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, The Paris Opera, The Stuttgart Ballet and many others. As an artist he performed one of the most extensive classical and contemporary repertory and partnered a galaxy of famous ballerinas from the 20th century, among them: Dame Margot Fonteyn, Natalia Makarova, Carla Fracci, Cynthia Gregory, Marcia Haydee, Antoinette Sibley, Gelsey Kirkland, Marianna Tcherkassky, and many more.
Mr. Bujones has been honored with many prestigious awards like: "The Outstanding Young Men of America Award,"  "The New York Times / Florida Prize Award,"  "The Hispanic Heritage Award,"  just to name a few and in 1982 he became the youngest recipient of the Dance Magazine Award which states: