The Barcelona Ballet was a classical ballet company based in Barcelona, Spain. Formerly called the Corella Ballet, the company was founded by dancer Ángel Corella, who is the current artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet. The company toured through Spain and internationally.
|Previous names||Corella Ballet|
|Principal venue||Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona|
|Artistic Director||Ángel Corella|
|Orchestra||Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra|
|Associated schools||Barcelona Ballet Summer Intensive|
Corps de Ballet
In April 2008, Corella established the first classical ballet company in Spain in 20 years: Corella Ballet, Castilla y Leon. In February 2012, it moved to Barcelona and became the Barcelona Ballet.
The company had its world premiere in La Granja, Segovia, Spain on July 11, 2008 performing a mixed program of Bruch Violin Concerto, Clear and In the Upper Room. Its first full-length ballet was La Bayadère (staging by Natalia Makarova) on September 4, 2008 at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain.
Barcelona Ballet has since gone on to expand its repertoire and gain a great following across both Spain and the rest of the world. They were a touring company performing in many theatres across Spain, including Teatro Real, Madrid and the Liceu, Barcelona. They have performed internationally at the New York City Center (March 2010) as well as at the Los Angeles Music Center and Santa Barbara, California. They have toured cities such as New Orleans, Seattle, Charleston,(Spoleto Festival ), Spoleto, Italy, and at the Guadalajara book festival, Mexico in November 2010.
Barcelona Ballet returned to New York City Center in April 2012 with a world premiere of Pálpito by Spanish choreographers Rojas y Rodriguez, and music by Hector Gonzalez Sanchez, as well as visiting Purchase NY, Detroit, Houston.
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The company currently consists of dancers chosen from over a thousand applicants coming from many countries: Spain, Cuba, France, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom