Graduated form the Escuela Nacional de Arte of Cuba as Professor Ballerina, Lourdes Arteaga has received many awards including: the gold medal at the International Ballet Contest in Rio de Janeiro in the categories of Pas de Deux and best female soloist and the La Ville de Paris medal handed by Princess Carolina of Monaco at the International Contest of Dance in Paris, among others.
In 1989 she joined the Teatro Municipal de Ballet of Santiago de Chile as the principal dancer, where soon after she was chosen by choreographer and director Ivan Nagy to perform several roles in his acclaimed choreographies.
Lourdes joined the Ballet Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1992. There she became principal dancer and danced for twelve years in several choreographies from internationally renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Ben Stevenson, John Cranco, and many others. She has also danced several times alongside other internationally acclaimed dancers such as Julio Bocca and Jorge Esquivel, just to mention a few. She has been invited to perform in theaters throughout Europe, South and North America.
Beginning in 2002. Lourdes began teaching Classical Ballet and other styles of dance through various academies in South Florida. She has also been invited to create and arrange various choreographies for high-notoriety shows throughout Miami-Dade & Broward, such as the Miami International Ballet Competition, Ultra Music Festival, and several popular events with the City of Coral Gables. In addition, she has trained the Alabama Ballet Theater and Puerto Rico Ballet School for summer competitions.
Lourdes has created classical and modern choreographies and prepared students for contests in the studios of Dance Attack, The Art of Classical Ballet, Ballet Vivian Tobio, and Albertina Fumagalli Ballet Art. For the past 15 years, Lourdes has focused on training students at her own academy, Miami Royal Ballet, where her students learn from a proper, well-balanced Ballet & Dance curriculum with world-class faculty, in addition to participating in various exciting shows and competitions.