Leyna Magbutay


Since joining the Norwegian National Ballet in 2007, Leyna Magbutay has danced principal roles in full length classical productions such as Giselle in Giselle, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, and Clara in The Nutcracker. Her other major roles include Olga in Cranko's Onegin, Lescaut's Mistress in MacMillan's Manon, Myrtha in Giselle, the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, the Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote, The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Micaela in Scarlet's Carmen – a ballet in three acts, Dolly in Spuck's Anna Karenina and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake.

Magbutay has danced leading roles in various neoclassical and modern ballets, most notably in the Kylián repertoire, including ballets such as Bella Figura, Petite Mort, Falling Angels, Wings of Wax, Sweet Dreams, Symphony of Psalms and Sechs Tänze. She has danced Spuck's Le Grand Pas de deux, Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de deux, the Principal couple in Agon, and the 4th movement principal in Symphony in C, Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Enemy in the Figure, Duato's Por Vos Muero, Without Words and Multiplicity  Forms of Silence and Emptiness, Tetley's Ricercare and Sacre du Printemps, and León and Lightfoot's Safe as Houses and SH-Boom.

She has taken part in creations for the company such as Ekman's A Swan Lake, Dawson's dancingmadlybackwards, Lee's 5 for Silver, Elo's Touch and Hough's Epic Short, and Wheeldon's The Christening Suite for the opening gala of the Opera House in 2008.

Originally from Japan, Magbutay began her training with Ana Keates and at the Tokyo Ballet School, before moving to the UK and for her full time education at Elmhurst School for Dance. In her final years as a student, she danced with the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

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Leyna Magbutay joined the Norwegian National Ballet in 2007, where she has danced the Sugarplum Fairy and the Snow Queen in Bjørn's Nutcracker, Myrtha in Coralli/Perrots Giselle, the Queen of the Dryads in Nureyev's Don Quixote, the Fairy Godmother in Stevenson's Cinderella and Pas de trois in Holmes' Swan Lake. She has also danced soloist roles in Petipa's Sleeping Beauty, Balanchine's Symphony in C, Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Enemy in the Figure, Kylián's Falling Angels and Symphony of Psalms, Duato's Por Vos Muero and Multiplicity, Tetley's Ricercare and Sacre, Lightfoot/Leons Safe As Houses, Wheeldon's The Christening Suite, Dawsons dancingmadlybackwards, Elo's Touch*, and Lee's 5 for Silver*.

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