Angel Corella

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Ángel Corella (born 8 November 1975) Born and raised in Madrid Corella trained with Karemia Moreno and Victor Ullate and began winning dance awards at a young age, including the First Prize in the National Ballet Competition of Spain in 1991 and three years later, the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the Concours International de Danse de Paris.

When the world-renowned, Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova , saw the young Corella in competition, she contacted the artistic director of American Ballet Theatre and recommended that he be auditioned for the company. He was accepted into ABT as a soloist in April 1995 and was promoted the following year (August 1996) to the rank of principal dancer.Ángel Corella has performed as a guest artist with such companies as The Royal Ballet in London, the La Scala Ballet in Milan, the New York City Ballet, the Australian Ballet, the Ballet of Tokyo, the Asami Maki Ballet, Ballet Contemporaneo de Caracas, and the National Ballet of Chile. In March 2008, Corella made his debut with the Kirov Ballet at theMariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, dancing the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake.

Corella has also performed in all the most prestigious festivals, galas, and special performances around the world, including The Kings of the Dance which premiered, in February 2006 at NY City Center. In 2007, Kings of the Dance toured to Russia with performances in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Perm, Russia. The next year, Angel Corella was the sole returning original cast member to perform it at the Mariinsky Festival. Prior to 2008, he toured Spain extensively with his own company Ángel Corella & Stars of the American Ballet.

In recent years, Corella has danced forElizabeth II of the United Kingdom and thePresident of the United States. He has performed all of the classics and has received critical acclaim for his technique, musicality, and for his sensitive, dramatic interpretations of roles in ballets by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, specifically Romeo and Juliet and more recently, Manon.

He has had the opportunity to partner many well-known ballerinas including Alessandra FerriXiomara ReyesJulie KentGillian MurphyDiana VishnevaAlina CojocaruNina AnaniashviliPaloma HerreraIrina Dvorovenko, Viktoria Tereshkina, Alina Somova, Evgenia ObraztsovaAlexandra Ansanelli, Michele Wiles, Stella Abrera and Letizia Giuliani, among others.

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  • Leading roles in other ballets include the following: Symphony in COther Dances,Push Comes to ShoveThe Sleeping Beauty Act IIWithin You Without You: A Tribute to George HarrisonVariations on America,Tchaikovsky Pas de DeuxTheme and VariationsThe Brahms-Haydn Variations,Bruch Violin ConcertoDrink To Me Only With Thine EyesBallet ImperialSinfonietta,GongWho Cares?Variations For FourThe Leaves Are FadingMozartianaWithout WordsA Brahms SymphonyStepping StonesAmericans We, and Spring and Fall,Concerto no. 1 for Piano & Orchestra,Sinatra SuiteIn the Upper Room, andAllegro Brillante, among others.

  • Ballets created on Corella by today’s choreographers: For 4 by Christopher WheeldonNon Troppo by Mark MorrisThe Pied Piper by David ParsonsHereAfter by Natalie Weir & Stanton Welch, Meadow byLar LubovitchBaroque Game by Robert Hill,Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra by Robert Hill, Known by Heart by Twyla Tharp,Getting Closer by John NeumeierSin and Tonic by James Kudelka, and both Clear andWe Got it Good by choreographer Stanton Welch.

  • Ballets in Opera Productions: Dance of the Hours in Ponchielli‘s La Giocondachoreographed by George Iancu in Barcelona2005 as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s newDance of the Hours in Ponchielli’s La Gioconda for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, 2006. (Debut performances)
  • His television appearances are
  • 1996 Kennedy Center Honors
  •   1998 Sesame Street
  • 2001 Charlie Rose
  • 2000 PBS presentation of documentary filmBorn To Be Wild – The Leading Men Of American Ballet Theatre
  • 2005 (Emmy Award-winning) PBS presentation of Tchaikovsky‘s Swan Lake, with Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes (Staging by Kevin McKenzie
  • He has bean feature in the DVD
  • Swan Lake with Gillian Murphy (American Ballet Theatre – 2005)
  • Romeo and Juliet with Alessandra Ferri (La Scala Ballet – 2000)
  • Le Corsaire with Julie Kent/Ethan Stiefel (American Ballet Theatre – 1998 VHS, 2001 DVD)
  • Born To Be Wild – The Leading Men Of American Ballet Theatre (Biographical Documentary- 1999) with Vladimir Malakhov,Jose Manuel Carreño, and Ethan Stiefel.
  • Don Quixote Pas de Deux with Paloma Herrera (American Ballet Theatre) on a mixed bill DVD titled American Ballet Theatre Now – Variety and Virtuosity (1996)
  • His awards are
  • National Ballet Competition of Spain – First prize, May 1991
  • Concours International de Danse de Paris – Grand Prix / Gold Medal, December 1994
  • Prix Benois de la Danse, 2000
  • National Award of Spain, 2003
  • Dance Europe Magazine DANCER OF THE YEAR Award, 2007
  • Leonid Massine Award, 2008
  • International Medal of Arts, Madrid, Spain, 2009In April 2008, Corella established the first classical ballet company in Spain in 20 years, the Corella Ballet, Castilla y Leon; in February 2012, it moved to Barcelona and became the Barcelona Ballet .

In 2013 Corella started his  own ballet school in Barcelona.Angel 5

REPERTOIRE:

Prince Siegfried inSwan Lake

  • Des Grieux inManon
  • Romeo in Romeo and Juliet
  • Albrecht in Giselle
  • Peasant Pas de deux from Giselle
  • Colas In La Fille Mal Gardée
  • Conrad in Le Corsaire
  • Ali the Slave in Le Corsaire
  • Birbanto in Le Corsaire
  • Lensky in Onegin
  • The Prince inCinderella
  • Solor in La Bayadère
  • The Bronze Idol inLa Bayadere
  • Basilio in Don Quixote
  • Gypsy King in Don Quixote
  • Danilo in The Merry Widow
  • Camille in The Merry Widow
  • James in La Sylphide
  • Franz in Coppélia
  • Cassio in Othello
  • The Bluebird Pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty
  • Prince Désiré inThe Sleeping Beauty
  • The Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker
  • The Cavalier in The Nutcracker
  • Henry VIII in VIII
  • Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Blue Boy inLes Patineurs
  • The Rose in Le Spectre de la Rose
  • The Son in The Prodigal Son
  • The Peruvian inGaîté Parisienne
  • Billy in Billy the Kid
  • Aktaion in Artemis
  • Petrouchka inPetrouchka
  • Her Lover in Jardin aux Lilas
  • The First Sailor inFancy Free
  • The Third Sailor inFancy Free
  • Aktaion in Artemis
  • The Man from the House Opposite inPillar of Fire
  • Misgir in The Snow Maiden
  • Her Lover inWeren’t We Fools?
  • The Dancemaster in The Lesson
  • Oberon in The Dream