Permanent Ballet Company

 

Teatro Colón's Permanent Ballet company was born from the 19th century need in Buenos Aires for national artists to quench the thirst for ballet awakened by countless foreign companies that had performed in the city. The company made its debut in 1925. During the second visit of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1917, Nijinski himself encouraged its creation to Cirilo Grassi Díaz, one of the people behind the project along with Carlos López Buchardo. The Permanent Ballet of the Teatro Colón was influenced from the start by modern ballet, represented by Mijail Fokin and his group, and so the first artistic director of the company was Adolf Bolm, trained in the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg and member of Ballets Russes. He choreographed the first dance of the Permanent Ballet's debut: Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel.
In this earlier stage, the original generation of legendary prima ballerinas was formed: Dora del Grande, Blanca Zirmaya, Lida Martinoli, María Ruanova and Leticia de la Vega, who stirred the passion of the audience. Distinguished international directors such as Bolm, Margarita Wallmann, Tamara Grigorieva, Bronislava Nijinska, Boris Romanoff and María Ruanova have also been responsible for the wonderful task of guiding the steps of the cast.
From the start, all the greatest choreographers in the world have worked with the Colón's Ballet, displaying their own work or creating new ballets for our dancers, from Fokin and Nijinska, George Balanchine, Leonide Massine, Antonia Mercé, Tatiana Gsovsky, William Dollar, Serge Lifar, Anthony Tudor, to the most recent Jack Carter, Rudolf Nureyev, Pierre Lacotte and Natalia Makarova.
Countless artists have arisen from the company, to later pursue international careers: Olga Ferri, Esmeralda Agoglia, Antonio Truyol, Enrique Lommi, Vasil Tupin, Adela Adamova, Irina Borowska, Mercedes Serrano, Violeta Janeiro, José Zartmann, and today Paloma Herrera, Maximiliano Guerra, Julio Bocca, Iñaki Urlezaga, Marianela Nuñez, Herman Cornejo, Luis Ortigoza,and many others. Between those generations, there was the bitter blow to the company in 1971, when nine of its dancers lost their lives in an airplane crash, among them the unforgettable José Neglia, the "Niño brujo", winner of the Nijinski award in 1962, and his dance partner with a great personality Norma Fontenla. That void prompted the quick emergence of the new generation, who overcame the challenge and succeeded, evolving into the present brilliant generation of dancers.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Mtra. Paloma Herrera

BALLET MASTERS
Néstor Asaff
Martin Miranda

EMERITUS DANCERS
Julio Bocca
Maximiliano Guerra

PRINCIPAL
Karina Olmedo

SOLOIST DANCERS
Cecilia Mengelle
Silvina Perillo
Omar Urraspuro

 

FEMALE DANCERS
Gabriela Alberti
Luciana Barrirero
Myriam Barroso
Laura Beccaceci
Natacha Bernabei
Camila Bocca
Luana Brunetti Mattion
Eleonora Cassano
Paula Cassano
Viviana Cochella
Magdalena Cortes
Mariana Crespo
Miriam Coelho
Constanza Colombo
Patricia Demarchi
Maricel De Mitri
Marta Desperés
Analía Domizzi
María Laura Domingo
Iara Fassi
Macarena Gimenez
Georgina Giovannoni
Silvia Grün
Stephanie Kessel
Virginia Licitra
Marisol López Prieto
Cecilia Lucero
María Rosa Magán
María Laura Matienzo
Norma Molina
Nadia Muzyca
Natalia Pelayo
Emilia Peredo Aguirre
Amalia Pérez Alzueta
Claudia Pereyra
Luisina Rodríguez
Candela Rodríguez Echenique
Manuela Rodríguez Echenique
Angélica Rossetti, Daiana Ruiz
Ayelén Sánchez
Silvina Sánchez
Natalia Saraceno
Noemí Szleszynski
Silvina Vaccarelli
Carla Vincelli
Victoria Wolf
Ludmila Galaverna*
Oana Hutusoru*
Clara Sisti Ripoll*
Catalina Jascienovicz*
Eliana Figueroa*
Laura Penido*
Amparo Vazquez*

 

MALE DANCERS
Emanuel Abruzzo
Ricardo Ale
Vagram Ambartsoumian
Marcelo Antelo
Luis Alberto Arcajo
Néstor Asaff
Dalmiro Astesiano
Alejo Cano Maldonado
Tomas Carrillo
Marcelo Contreras
Maximiliano Cuadra
Rodrigo Cuadra
Guido De Benedetti
Matías De Santis
Darío Estanga
Emiliano Falcone
Federico Fernández
Martín Foronda
Julián Galván
Lucas Garcilazo de la Vega
Igor Gopkalo
Sergio Hochbaum
Maximiliano Iglesias
Juan Pablo Ledo
Adrián López
Antonio Luppi
Facundo Luqui
Williams Malpezzi
Franco Noriega
Alejandro Parente
Nahuel Prozzi
Leonardo Reale
Matías Santos
Leandro Tolosa
Edgardo Trabalón
Igor Vallone
Martin Vedia
Jiva Velázquez
Gerardo Wyss
Roberto Zarza
Vinicius Vasconcellos*
Luciano Garcia*
David Gomez*
David Juarez Vizgarra*
Paulo Marcilio*
Alan Pereyra*

* HIRE

RESIDEN PROFESSORS OF CHOREOGRAPHIC REPERTOIRE
Sebastián Achenbach
Fernando Di Palma
Fabián Máximo
Joaquín Panisse
Mauro Luna

MAESTRO FOR CLASSES AND LIGHTS
Sergio D’Ambrosio
Ignacio Padilla

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
MANAGER

Ignacio Padilla

COORDINATOR
Silvana Croce

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
Javier Leguizamón

KINESIOLOGIST
Lila Arnaudo
Federico Roldan
Nadia Gomez