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Yolanda Correa

Principal Dancer | on leave

"Magnificent" was how Yolanda Correa's performance in the title role of Liam Scarlett's new The Firebird, created for her in autumn 2013, was described. Since arriving at the Norwegian National Ballet in autumn 2010, she has enchanted Norwegian audiences with strong interpretations of roles from the classical repertoire: the Snow Queen, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in The Nutcracker, Kitri in Nurejev's Don Quixote, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Tatiana in Cranko's Onegin, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, the title role in MacMillans Manon and the demanding dual role of Odette and Odile in Swan Lake.

But she has also danced leading roles in modern works such as Duato's Multiplicity – Forms of Silence and Emptiness, Forsythe's Steptext and In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, and Kylián's Wings of Wax, Gods and Dogs, Symphony of Psalms and Stepping Stones. She took the leading roles in Tetley's Voluntaries and Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. She has also interpreted the title role as well as Micaëla in Scarlett's Carmen – a ballet in three acts, the principal role in Scarlett's Vespertine, Mrs. Alving in the ballet production of Ibsen's Ghosts, and a solo role in Ekman's Rooms.

Originally from Cuba, Yolanda Correa studied at the Vocational School of Art in Holguín and at the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana. Before coming to Oslo, she danced with the Cuban National Ballet, where she was given the highest accolade of primera bailarina. She won the International Meetings of Ballet Academies Contest in 1999, and was awarded the prestigious Positano Prize in 2012 for best female newcomer on the international dance scene. In 2014 she was awarded the Tom Wilhelmsen Opera and Ballet Prize. Correa is appearing as a guest star with several companies and has danced on many prominent international stages.



Previous acts

  • in Future Memories – an evening with Jiří Kylián
  • A Night Creature, Insect Like in Rooms by Alexander Ekman
  • Agon in An evening with Balanchine
  • Askepott in Cinderella
  • Carmen in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Clara in The Nutckracker
  • Clara in The Nutcracker
  • Epic Short in Sleepless beauty
  • Fru Alving in IBSEN’S GHOSTS
  • Grand Pas Classique in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • Imitations in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Julie in Romeo and Juliet
  • Kitri in Don Quixote
  • Klara in The Nutcracker
  • Lescauts elskerinne in Manon
  • Manon in Manon
  • Nikiya in La Bayadère
  • Odette / Odile in Swan Lake
  • Petite Mort in Kylian: Black & White
  • Steptext in Back to the Future
  • Sukkerfeen in The Nutcracker
  • Sweet Dreams in Kylian: Black & White
  • Tatjana in Onegin
  • Tchaikovsky Pas de deux in A Night of Dance x 12
  • Theme and Variations Solo par in An evening with Balanchine
  • Tiger Lily in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux in An evening with Balanchine
  • Without Words in Dream Play