Lyvan Verdecia was born in Havana, Cuba. He graduated from the National Ballet School of Cuba in 2013 and joined the National Ballet Of Cuba through December 2014, where he developed as a dancer and choreographer. Along with performing and choreographing, Lyvan enjoys sharing the knowledge of his craft by teaching at various companies, schools and summer programs. Among them are the National Ballet of Cuba, Kingsport Ballet, the New Jersey Dance Theater Ensemble, Art Vida Academy and the Ballet Hispanico School of Dance. In 2017 Lyvan was awarded the prestigious Princess Grace Award. Currently, he is in his sixth season with Ballet Hispanico and enjoys the opportunities given to not only to impact audiences as a performer but as a teacher in workshops around the country as part of the company’s outreach initiative.