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Director of the Ballet Estable

Paloma Herrera

He was born in Buenos Aires. He began his studies of classical dance with Olga Ferri and graduated with the highest qualifications at the Higher Institute of Art of the Teatro Colón.

Teatro Colón's Permanent Ballet was created in the 19th century as a response to the need that arose in Buenos Aires to have national artists who would quench the thirst for ballet awakened by the visit of countless foreign companies. It was in 1925 when the company made its debut. During the second visit of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1917, Nijinski himself would have encouraged its creation to Cirilo Grassi Díaz, one of the architects of the project together with Carlos López Buchardo. Since then, the style of the Teatro Colón Permanent Ballet would be marked by the imprint of the modern ballet, represented by Mikhail Fokin and his entourage. That is why the company’s first director was Adolf Bolm, trained at the Mariinski in Saint Petersburg and member of the Ballets Russes. He made the first choreography of the Ballet in its debut: The Golden Rooster of Rimski-Korsakov.
In this first stage, the original generation of legendary prima ballerinas was formed: Dora del Grande, Blanca Zirmaya, Lida Martinoli, María Ruanova and Leticia de la Vega, unleashin passions in the audience towards one or the other. Also notable international directors had in their hands the magnificent task of guiding the steps of the cast, starting with Bolm and continuing with Margarita Wallmann, Tamara Grigorieva, Bronislava Nijinska, Boris Romanoff, María Ruanova.
Since the beginning, all the great choreographers of the world have worked with the Teatro Colón Permanent Ballet, setting their works or creating new ones for the company’s dancers, from Fokin and Nijinska, George Balanchine, Leonide Massine, Antonia Mercé, Tatiana Gsovsky, William Dollar, Serge Lifar, Anthony Tudor, to the closest in time Jack Carter, Rudolf Nureyev, Pierre Lacotte and Natalia Makarova.
From its bosom emerged and shone innumerable artists with international careers as Olga Ferri, Esmeralda Agoglia, Antonio Truyol, Enrique Lommi, Vasil Tupin, Adela Adamova, Irina Borowska, Mercedes Serrano, Violeta Janeiro, José Zartmann, and now Paloma Herrera, Maximiliano Guerra, Julio Bocca, Iñaki Urlezaga, Marianela Nuñez, Herman Cornejo, Luis Ortigoza and many others. Between both generations, the memory of the tremendous blow to the company in 1971, when nine of its dancers lost their lives in a plane crash, among them, the unforgettable José Neglia, masterful Niño Brujo, winner of the 1962 Nijinski Prize; and his dance partner Norma Fontenla, with an overwhelming personality. This emptiness motivated the hasty emergence of the generation that succeeded them with great success, leading to the current generation of brilliant dancers that make up the group.

COMPANY

BALLET MASTERS

Néstor Asaff
Martin Miranda

EMERITUS DANCERS

Maximiliano Guerra

SOLOIST DANCERS

Silvina Perillo
Omar Urraspuro

FEMALE DANCERS

Rocío Agüero,
Luciana Barrirero,
Myriam Barroso,
Natacha Bernabei,
Camila Bocca,
Eleonora Cassano,
Paula Cassano,
Viviana Cochella,
Miriam Coelho,
Constanza Colombo,
Magdalena Cortés,
Mariana Crespo,
Maricel De Mitri,
María Laura Domingo,
Iara Fassi,
Eliana Figueroa,
Ludmila Galaverna,
Macarena Giménez,
Georgina Giovannoni
Silvia Grün,
Oana Hutusoru,
Stephanie Kessel,
Julieta Lerda,
Marisol López Prieto,
Cecilia Lucero,
María Laura Matienzo,
Norma Molina,
Lola Múgica Calvo,
Nadia Muzyca,
Milagros Niveyro,
Natalia Pelayo,
Emilia Peredo Aguirre,
Claudia Pereyra Sábato,
Rocío Prina,
Candela Rodríguez Echenique,
Manuela Rodríguez Echenique,
Luisina Rodríguez,
Ayelén Sánchez,
Natalia Saraceno,
Beatriz Scheller Boos,
Clara Sisti Ripoll,
Analía Sosa Guerrero,
Caterina Stutz,
Noemí Szleszynski,
Julieta Urmenyi Lerche,
Silvina Vaccarelli,
Carla Vincelli,
Victoria Wolf.

MALE DANCERS

Emanuel Abruzzo,
Vagram Ambartsoumian,
Marcelo Antelo,
Dalmiro Astesiano,
Sebastián Bustos,
Alejo Cano Maldonado,
Tomás Carrillo,
Maximiliano Cuadra,
Rodrigo Cuadra,
Matías De Santis,
Guido De Benedetti,
Emiliano Falcone,
Vinícius Fernandes Vasconcellos,
Federico Fernández,
Martín Foronda,
Julián Galván,
Luciano García,
Lucas Garcilazo de la Vega,
David Gómez,
Igor Gopkalo,
Sergio Hochbaum,
Maximiliano Iglesias,
David Juárez Vizgarra,
Juan Pablo Ledo,
Pablo Adrián López,
Antonio Luppi,
Facundo Luqui,
Williams Malpezzi,
Yosmer Mejia Carreño,
Franco Noriega,
Paulo Osorio Marcilio,
Alan Pereyra,
Nahuel Prozzi,
Leonardo Reale,
Francisco Rojas,
Matías Santos,
Marcone Soares Da Fonseca,
Leandro Tolosa,
Edgardo Trabalón,
Igor Vallone,
Martín Vedia,
Jiva Velázquez,
Gerardo Wyss,
Roberto Zarza.

INTERNAL AND REPERTOIRE TEACHERS

Sebastián Achenbach,
Fernando Di Palma,
Fabián Máximo,
Joaquín Panisse,
Mauro Luna

ACCOMPANYING TEACHERS

Sergio D’Ambrosio
Ignacio Padilla

STAGE MANAGER

Facundo di Stéfano

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Javier Leguizamón

COORDINATOR

Oscar O. Ortiz

ORGANIZATION ASSISTANT

María Eugenia López

MEDICAL AND KINESIOLOGICAL BODY

Kynet.ar

MEDICAL CLINIC

Julieta Raimondi

TRAUMATOLOGY

Ramiro Díaz

NUTRITIONIST

Geraldine Roger

KINESIOLOGIST

Lila Arnaudo,
Nadia Gómez,
Federico Roldán