Alicia Amatriain

Principal Dancer of the Stuttgart Ballet
Best Duet 2016

Media calls her the master of rapid changes and the perfect embodiment of the dance radicalism in the most different of its manifestations.

She was born in Spain. Studied at the John Cranko School, after the graduation she joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice. One year later Alicia was accepted to the Corps de Ballet and in two more years she was promoted to principal dancer.

In her repertoire there are roles in the ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Maurice Béjart, Kenneth MacMillan, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen and many other legends of choreography. The role of Juliet in John Cranko’s version is among Alicia’s favourites. Critics compare the Juliet of Amatrian with the performance of Galina Ulanova: both stars brought a very special sensitivity and temper, spontaneity and charm of the first love to the dance. Alicia Amatrian regularly participates in gala concerts all over the world.

Among her awards are Zukunft (Germany, 2006), Premio Revelación (San Sebastian, Spain), Premio Danza&Danza (Italy, 2008) and international Premio ApuliArte (2009).

In 2015 she was awarded with the national title of Kammertänzerin – the highest dance award from the Ministry of Culture of Germany.

DANCE OPEN 2013, 2016