Orlando Molina was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and began his ballet training at ten years old at the Vocational School of Art. In 1987 he joined the National School of Ballet in Havana. Mr. Molina received his diploma as Dancer/Teacher from the Ministry of Culture and the Cuban School of the Arts. In 1997 Mr. Molina joined the Ballet Municipal de Lima as a principal dancer. After competing at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 1998, he was offered a contract join the Cleveland San Jose Ballet. Mr. Molina later joined Orlando Ballet (formerly Southern Ballet Theatre) and during his tenure as Ballet Master he restaged several classical ballets including Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Giselle, Swan Lake and Spartacus. After 14 years as a professional ballet dancer, Mr. Molina became a full-time ballet teacher and coach. He is an ABT Certified Ballet Teacher and was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award at the 2009 Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals. Mr. Molina previously worked with Atlanta Ballet School and The School of The Georgia Ballet. He also directed the Orlando Molina Ballet Training Center in Atlanta, GA where he focused on coaching and guiding of young students with the desire and vision to pursue a professional ballet career. Mr. Molina joined Houston Ballet Academy in June of 2020 and is currently the Boys' Program Manager.