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Alicia Amatriain

Principal, Stuttgart Ballet

alicia-amatriainAlicia Amatriain was born in San Sebastian, Spain, where she received her first ballet training. She subsequently attended the John Cranko-School in Stuttgart and graduated in 1998. During her time at the John Cranko-School, Alicia Amatriain danced in ballets such as La Bayadère(Marius Petipa), In and Out (Hans van Manen), Triptychon (Renato Zanella) and The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa) as the Blue Bird’s Princess.

She joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice in 1998. One year later she was taken into the Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet. In 2000 she was promoted to Demi-Soloist and in 2002 to Principal Dancer.

Alicia Amatriain has danced major leading roles such as Tatjana in Onegin, Odette/Odile inSwan Lake, the female title role in Romeo and Juliet, Katharina as well as Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (all: John Cranko), the title roles in Giselle (Production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina) and The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa), Queen Isabella in Edward II (David Bintley), Marguerite Gautier, Manon and Olympia in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier) as well as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Jean Christophe Blavier).

Furthermore Alicia Amatriain has danced Blanche in Pineapple Poll (John Cranko), Terpsichore in Apollo, Toccata, Aria I and Capriccio in Stravinsky Violin Concerto, the First and Second Movement in Symphony in C, the Third Theme in The four Temperaments and the leading role in Theme and Variations (all: George Balanchine), the Ballerina and the Pas de deux “The Lovers” in Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart), Part 2 and 4 in Return to a strange Land (Jiří Kylián), the Novice in The Cage, the Role in Pink and the Role in Mauve inDances at a Gathering and the female part in Afternoon of a Faun (all: Jerome Robbins) as well as the Pas de trois and the Pas de deux in Voluntaries (Glen Tetley). She has also danced solo roles in Serenadea120 (George Balanchine), Initials R.B.M.E. and Brouillards(both: John Cranko), in Corps (Hans van Manen), dreamdeepdown (Kevin O’Day), Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz) and in Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo). With Tamas Detrich she performed the Pas de deux Urlicht by William Forsythe.

She has danced further roles in Kazimir’s Colours (Mauro Bigonzetti), Don Quijote(Maximiliano Guerra), Now and Then (John Neumeier), The Concert (Jerome Robbins) andThe Fire Bird (Uwe Scholz).

Alicia Amatriain has had roles created especially for her by Jean Christophe Blavier inE=mc², Dominique Dumais in still.nest, Itzik Galili in Hikarizatto, Douglas Lee in Dummy Runand Fanfare LX, Wayne McGregor in EDEN / EDEN and Nautilus, Marc Spradling in The Shaking Tent, Christian Spuck in nocturne and Songs. Itzik Galili choreographed the Pas de deux Mono Lisa for her and Friedemann Vogel. Stuttgart resident choreographers Marco Goecke and Christian Spuck both created roles in full-length ballets for Alicia Amatriain: Marco Goecke assigned the role of the Snow Fairy in Goecke at the Chamber: The Nutcracker to her while Christian Spuck created the title role of his first full-length ballet Lulu.A Monstre Tragedy for the young dancer. Kevin O’Day created the role of Ophelia in his full-length ballet Hamlet for her.

For her interpretation of Lulu, Alicia Amatriain was named in the critics’ choice of the magazines ballettanz and Dance Europe as “Outstanding Dancer” of the 2003/04 season. In February 2006 she received the German Dance Prize Zukunft 2006 (“Future” 2006) and the Premio Revelación in her home town San Sebastian. 2008 followed the Premio Danza & Danza, an award of the Italian journal, Danza & Danza“.

Alicia Amatriain is invited to guest and gala performances throughout the world. In 2005 she danced a.o. several shows as guest star of the English National Ballet as Juliet in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet in the Royal Albert Hall, London. Furthermore she performed at the Gala des Étoiles in Montreal (2004) and in Paris (2005). Alicia Amatriain has danced with internationally renowned dancers such as Giuseppe Picone, Roberto Bolle and Joel Carreño. She has also joined the Stuttgart Ballet on tours all around the world.


Evening With The Stars 2009
Evening with the Stars 2013