“He’s always been my inspiration, since I was really small," he says, warmly. "From the age of five or six, I went to the theatre with him or to see him dance. When I was 10, he suggested to his dance teacher at the National Ballet school in Havana that she should give me a try-out to see if I was good enough to enrol.”

The hotly tipped Cuban ballet dancer Yonah Acosta on living in the shadow of his famous uncle, Carlos