Elisa Carrillo Cabrera


born in Texcoco (Mexico)


1990-1997    Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica in Mexico
1999    Scholarship National English Ballet School London


Medal of Fine Arts (National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexiko), 2019 Prix Benois de la Danse (Juliet, Nacho Duato: »Romeo and Juliet«), Marius Petipa Award, Soul of Dance Award /// 2010 Ambassador of Culture in the State of Mexico /// 1996 Silver medal Concurso Nacional de Danza Clásica Infantil y Juvenil /// 1995 Gold medal Concurso Nacional de Danza Clásica Infantil y Juvenil /// 1994 Bronze medal Concurso Nacional de Danza Clásica Infantil y Juvenil


1999 Elevin Stuttgarter Ballett /// 2000 Corps de ballet /// 2004 Demi-soloist /// 2006 Soloist /// 2007 Demi-soloist Staatsballett Berlin /// 2009 Soloist /// since 2011 Principal Dancer


Michail Fokin: »Les Sylphides« (1st Sylphide, Demi-solo Sylphide); Jerome Robbins: »Dances at a Gathering« (blue) and »The Concert«; John Neumeier: »A Streetcar named Desire«, »Die Kameliendame« (Manon, Olympia); Reid Anderson/Valentina Savina: »Giselle« (Myrtha, Solo-Wilis); Hans van Manen: »Kleines Requiem«, »Corps«, »Große Fuge«, »Grand Pas de Quatre«, »Graduation Ball«; Robert North: »Fandango«, Kevin O’Day: »dreamdeepdown«; George Balanchine: »Apollon musagète« (Kalliope), »Die vier Temperamente«, »Symphony in C«, »Theme and Variations« (Demi-solo); Glen Tetley: »Le Sacre du printemps«; John Cranko: »The Taming of the Shrew« (Bianca), »Onegin« (Olga), »Swan Lake« (Pas de six, four big swans, Spanish princess) and »Romeo and Juliet« (Gypsy); Christian Spuck: »nocturne« (Creation), »Sleeper's Chambers«, »Giselle« (Pas de deux 2ndact), »..., la peau blanche, ...« (Catalina D’Entragues, Creation), »Der Sandmann« (Mother, Creation), »Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy«; Marco Goecke: »Blushing« (Creation), »Sweet Sweet Sweet« (Creation); »Demigods« (Creation); Mauro Bigonzetti: »Orma« (Creation for »Tanzsichten II«); Douglas Lee: »Lachrymal« (Creation for »Tanzsichten II«); Marc Spradling: »melodious gimmick to keep the boys in line« (Creation), Wayne McGregor: »EDEN I EDEN« (Creation) and »Nautilus« (Creation); Douglas Lee: »Viewing Room« (Creation); Mauro Bigonzetti: »Die Brüder« (Ginneta, Creation) and »Kazimir's Colours« (Pas de deux); Marcia Haydée: »Sleeping Beauty« (Jewels, Feé des Lilas); Peter Schaufuss/August Bournonville: »La Sylphide« (1st Sylphide); Maurice Béjart: »Gaîté Parisienne« (Empress)


George Balanchine: »Serenade« (solo), »Ballet Imperial« (Demi-solo); Patrice Bart: »The Nutcracker« (Arabian dance, Spanish dance) and »Das flammende Herz« (Teresa Guiccioli, Claire); Frederick Ashton: »Sylvia« (Sylvia's companion); Jerome Robbins: »The Concert«, »Glories of the Romantic Ballet«; Marius Petipa: »Paquita« (Grand Pas); Peter Schaufuss: »La Sylphide« (Solo Sylphide); Jodie Gates: »Courting the Invisible« (Creation); Clark Tippet: »Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1«, »Opening 2008« and »Malakhov & Friends 2008« (Ronald Savkovic: »Alexander der Große« duet); Mauro Bigonzetti: »Caravaggio« (Creation); Angelin Preljocaj: »Snow White« (Snow White); Vladimir Malakhov: »La Bayadère« (Hamsatti) and »La Péri« (Nourmahal, Spanish princess); Kathlyn Pope: »SPACE CONTROL AREA For interest only!« (»Shut Up And Dance! Reloaded«); Tomaz Pandur/Ronald Savkovic: »Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs«; Giorgio Madia: »OZ - The Wonderful Wizard« (WWW, The Wicked Witch of the West); Yuri Burlaka/Vasily Medvedev: »La Esmeralda« (Esmeralda, Gypsy and friend of Fleur de Lys); Heinz Spoerli: »Peer Gynt« (Anitra); Nacho Duato: »Arcangelo« (»Duato | Forsythe | Goecke«) and »Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness«, »The Nutcracker« (Arabian dance); Marco Goecke: »and the sky on that cloudy old day« (»Duato | Forsythe | Goecke«); Nacho Duato: »Romeo and Juliet« (Juliet), John Cranko: »Romeo and Juliet« (Juliet); Itzik Galili: »The Open Square«; Benjamin Millepied: »Daphnis et Chloé« (Chloé, »Maillot | Millepied«), Vìctor Ullate: »Don Quixote« (Mercedes); Richard Siegal: »Oval« (»Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal«); Patrice Bart: »Giselle« (Myrtha); Alexei Ratmansky: »La Bayadère« (Nikiya), George Balanchine: »Jewels« (»Emeralds« 1. Pas de deux); Alexander Ekman: »LIB« (»Ekman | Eyal«), Anton Dolin: »Pas de Quatre« (after Jules Perrot), Mauro Bigonzetti: »Duetto Inoffensivo«,


Member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO

Artistic director of Sir Anton Dolin Foundation

Co-artistic director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza México

Through her foundation, named after her, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera promotes Mexican culture in various fields.

The Government of Estado de México–where she was born–created the Scholarships »Elisa Carrillo Cabrera« and named after her the concert hall in the Centro Cultural Mexiquense Bicentenario in Texcoco.

Invitations: 2010 Ballett-Gala Ballettissimo in Mexico City | Pestov-Ballett-Gala in Moscow | Liepa-Ballett-Gala in Riga | Ballets-Russes-Ballett-Gala in Cannes, 2009 Miami Ballet Festival

Guest performances: Paris, Japan, China, USA, Korea, Italy, Cairo, Switzerland, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Luxemburg