Yolanda Correa

PRINCIPAL DANCER

born in Cuba

BALLET EDUCATION

1992 – 1997 Vocational School of Art Holguín
1997 – 2000 Cuban State Ballet School Hava

COMPETITIONS | AWARDS

1999 Winner of the International Meeting of Ballet Academies /// 2010 Grand Prix Giuliana Penzi /// 2012 Premio Positano – best female newcomer /// 2014 Wilhelmsen Holding ASA Company Award for Opera and Ballet /// 2014 Nomination Benois de la Danse as best female dancer

ENGAGEMENTS

2000 – 2010 National Ballet of Cuba Havanna, Principal Dancer from 2005 on /// 2009 – 2010 Víctor Ullate Ballet /// 2010 – 2018 Norwegian National Ballet Oslo – Principal Dancer /// since 2018 Staatsballett Berlin – Principal Dancer

REPERTORY

John Cranko’s Onegin (Tatjana); Alicia Alonso’s und K. Boyadijev’s The Nutcracker (Clara); Alicia Alonso, Anna Marie Holmes and Yuri Grigorowich’s Swan Lake (Odette/Odile); George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky-Pas-de-deux, Piano Concerto, Theme and Variations, Symphony in C, William Forsythe’s Steptext, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; Víctor Ullate’s Wonderland (Creation), Samsara, Laberinto, L’Après-midi d’un faune; Jiří Kylián’s Wings of Wax, Petite Mort, Gods and Dogs, Bella Figura, Stepping Stones, Symphony of Psalms, Tiger Lily; Marit Moum Aunes and Cina Espejord’s Ghosts; Paul Lightfoot and Sol Léon’s Same Difference; Patrice Bart’s Swan Lake (Odette/Odile)

Repertory in Berlin

George Balanchine's Theme and Variations (Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal); William Forsythe's The Second Detail (Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal); Yuri Burlaka und Vasily Medvedev's Der Nussknacker (Clara); Alexei Ratmansky's La Bayadère (Gamsatti); John Cranko's Romeo und Julia (Julia)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Guest performances: Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm, Ballet of Teatro di San Carlo Napoli, The Kremlin Ballet Moscow, Ballet of Kazan, Compañía Nacional de Danza Madrid