Based in Madrid, Spain, and never before seen in New York City, Compañía Nacional de Danza 2 brings its passionate contemporary ballet dancers to the Skirball Center stage for the final tour with the world-renowned repertoire of Artistic Director Nacho Duato. Duato has redefined the world's perception of Spanish dance. After a highly regarded education and career at the Rambert School in London, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Nederland Dans Theater in Holland, Duato returned to Spain in 1990 to take over the Compañía Nacional de Danza. CND2, as it is fondly known, was created in 1999 as the Compañía's training company to inspire young dancers' hopes, to awaken interest amongst young audiences towards contemporary dance and to enhance the cultural offering panorama. Together with Assistant Artistic Director Tony Fabre, former dancer of Compañía Nacional de Danza, Nacho has made CND2 a highly seasoned in its own right, with dynamic dancers and a global audience.