Vicente Nebrada was a founding member of the Harkness Ballet, where he began his choreographic career in 1964. In 1975, he became the founding artistic director and resident choreographer of the International Ballet of Caracas, creating numerous ballets and solidifying his reputation as an internationally acclaimed choreographer. In 1984, he was appointed artistic director of the National Ballet of Caracas, which he directed until 2002. His artistic support as resident choreographer helped establish Ballet Florida in Palm Beach in the mid 1990s. His works continue to be performed around the world and have been danced by more than 30 companies, including American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and Ballet Hispánico.