A group of Cuban ballet dancers has defected to the United States after a tour of the National Ballet of Cuba, one of the communist island's most prestigious institutions.
They defected last month abandoning their group while touring Mexico, the dancers made their way to the U.S. border.
Cuban exiles are afforded special immigration privileges in the U.S. as well as financial benefits to help them get on their feet.
The Miami Company will act as a support base, a platform to get the dancers started - if they make the cut.
Talking after an intense two-hour workout, the dancers said they left Cuba in search of better opportunities.