​​Ruben was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1957.  He studied at the National School of Art in Cuba, where he graduated and obtained the diploma as dancer and in advanced studies in Afro Cuban Contemporary Dance and modern dance. During an illustrious career in dance over 42 year period as an artist he attained the positions of Principal Dancer, Teacher, Ballet Master, Choreographer, Director of Choreography and Artistic Director. Ruben is still active as a dancer, performing his own choreography. During his 13 year position in hinative Cuba, as Dancer/Artist/Teacher/Choreographer/Ballet Master, Ruben was instrumental in creating the Contemporary Dance Company or Cuba.

In Recognition of this contribution to art in Cuba he was awarded Distinction 1988 by The National Culture. 
Throughout his career he has studied and performed ballet with such world class artists as: Alicia Alonso,   Laura Alonso (Cuba), Adolfo Roval (Cuba), Joaquin Banegas (Cuba), Caridad Martinez (Cuba), Zelaida Romero (Cuba), Bern Schindowski (Germany) Mirta Pla (Cuba), Rodolfo Castellanos (Cuba), Muñiz Reynaldo (Cuba) Carmen Roche (Spain), Bernard Boucher (Paris)
And in Contemporary and Modern Dance with: Arnaldo Patterson (Cuba), Manolo Vazquez (Cuba), Eduardo Rivero (Cuba), Efrida Mahler (Cuba), Peter Sandiford (London), Rossana Filomarino (Mexico), Byron Van Jones (USA), Joe Alleged (USA) and Rose Marie Guiraud (Ghana).
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Professional experience (in 35 countries)

National Dance Cuba (Principal Dancer),
Ballet Theatre of Havana (Dancer),
Musiktheater im Revier (Gelsenkirschen, Germany; soloist),
Atlanta Fugiens (Spain, soloist)
Teatro Centro Oberhausen (Germany; Soloist)

Ballet Master:
National Dance Cuba,
Ballet Havana TV,
Independent Ballet of Mexico,
Conjunto Folklorico of Santiago de Cuba,
Teatro Buendía Group,
Toronto Dance Theater,
Festival New Trends Performing Madrid,
Centre Dramatic of the Generalitat Valenciana, Atlanta Fugiens Company (Spain),
Teatro Centro Oberhausen (Tabaluga musical production and Lilly, Germany),
Kultur Etage of Oldenburg (Germany)
Youth Company Vitoria (Brazil),
Conservatory Carmen Roche (Spain),
Center of Contemporary Dance in Paris (Menagerie de Verre),
Academy Company & Company (Barcelona, ​​Spain)
Ecuadorian Chamber Ballet,

Live Dance Company (Cuba),
Tanzpodium Frankfurt (Germany) ,
Ballet Schindowski (Gelsenkirchen, Germany),
Collaboration with the Warsaw Opera,
The Youth Company Casinet (Barcelona, ​​Spain),
Youth Company Vitoria (Brazil),
Fesitval of Joenville (Brazil, Second Prize for Choreography for soloist)
Ballet Ecuadorian Chamber

Artistic Director:
Dance Company, Viva Cuba,

Director of Choreography: 
Opera de la Calle Cuba,
Dafna Rathouse, Israel,