Maria Biesu
Orazio Di Bella


Former Soloist dancer with the "Slovak National Theatre" and " Ballett der Staatsoper Hannover" and currently Soloist dancer with "Ballett am Rhein" in Düsseldorf. Previously studied at "Elmhurst Ballet School" in association with "Birmingham Royal Ballet". I have a strong classical ballet technique. with experience and further training in jazz (Mattox) and contemporary (Graham, Cunningham)

Education and Qualifications

2006-2011 Elmhurst Ballet School (Birmingham Royal Ballet) A Level Dance 6 GCSE's including Maths and English grade C RAD Intermediate, Advanced 1&2 (Distinction) Diploma in Classical Ballet (Trinity)

Performance Experience

August 2018 Joined "Ballett am Rhein" as a Soloist and performed in numerous pieces, including "Dances with Piano" and "Solo" by Hans Van Manen, "One Flat Thing Reproduced" by William Forsythe, the red couple in "Forgotten Land" by Jiri Kylian, Lead role in "Square Dance" by George Balanchine and Solo man in "Siebte Symphonie" by Uwe Scholtz, "Salt womb" by Sharon Eyal, and choreographies by Martin Schläpfer, Demis Volpi, Twyla Tharp, Azur Barton and many others.

2015-17 Joined the "Ballett der Staatsoper Hannover" as a Soloist, dancing in different productions by Choreographers such as Jörg Mannes, Nils Christe, Jiri Bubenicek, Georg Reischl. Yaron Shamir.

2011-15 Joined the "Slovak National Theatre" as a soloist, performed as the "Jester" and "Pas de Trois" in Swan Lake, "Bronze Idol" in La Bayadere, "Lensky" in Onegin, "Blue Bird" and "Prince Desire" in Vladimir Malakhov's The Sleeping Beauty, danced in "Duende" by Nacho Duato and "Symphonyn.2 by Uwe Scholz, "James" and "Gurn" in La Sylphide, "Romeo" and "Mercutio" in Massimo Morricone's "Romeo and Juliet", "Prince" in The Nutcracker, "Demetrius" in Yuri Vamos A Midsummer night's dream, "Ali" in Vasilii Medvedev's Le Corsaire. Performed in many Gala performances around Europe. Also guested in "Romeo and Juliet" as Romeo with Teatro Massimo di Palermo. 2010-11 Corps de ballet roles in "Romeo and Juliet" (MacMillan) and "Slaughter on 10th Avenue (Balanchine) Birmingham Royal Ballet UK Tour including Sadlers Wells (London). Swan Lake "Pas de Quatre" (Ashton), "Bronze |dol" solo (Petipa) and Paquita "Pas de Trois" at the Japanese International Youth Ballet.

2009 performed the role of the "Cooks" in David Bintley's Cyrano in Birmingham Royal Ballet UK Tour.

2008 Danced The "Friday Night Boy" solo from Elite Syncopations (MacMillan) at the Hungarian Youth Dance Festival in Budapest. "Romanzen des Herzens" (Patrick Hinson) in Sadlers Wells London.

2007 Dancer at the Official Opening of Birmingham Town Hall, performed for HRH Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall.

Awards/Competitions

2010 Bronze Medallist at the "Genee International Ballet Competition" (London)

2009 Performer in the RAD Advanced 1 syllabus on DVD

2008 Phyllis Bedells Bursary Competition

Skills

Italian (Mother tongue) and fluent in English.

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