BALLESTEROS Anjara

Spanish, born in Madrid, on February 19th, 1982.

Anjara BALLESTEROS
Training

Training

1992–2002 
Anjara Ballesteros studied dance at the Professional Royal Conservatory of Madrid. During her training, she participated in the European Youth Ballet and Europa Danse, where she performed works by Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Mauro Bigonzetti, Thierry Malandain, and Hans Van Manen.

2003
She participated in a Gala honoring Nureyev for the Princess Grace Academy of Monaco.
 

The artist

The artist

2004 
She joined the Compañia Nacional de Danza II de Nacho Duato in Madrid and performed leading roles in Gnawa, Rassamblement, Na Floresta, Alone for a Second, Jardí Tancat, and Remansos. She also worked with choreographers Tony Fabre and Chevy Mudaray.

2007 
She joined Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, and danced in several of his works: Opus 40, The Beauty, Faust, Romeo and Juliette, Altro Canto I, Altro Canto II, Men’s Dance for Women, and Vers un Pays Sage. 2010 Promoted to soloist, she danced the leading roles of Hermia in The Dream, the White Swan in Lac, Cinderella in Cinderella, Daphnis in Daphnis and Chloé (a role that Jean-Christophe Maillot created for her), Choré and Clara in the Nutcracker Company (a role created for her).

She also collaborated with guest choreographers who created roles for her: Marco Goecke, Emio Greco, Johan Inger, Jeroen Verbruggen, Natalia Horecna, Marie Chouinard, Alexander Ekman.
 

Awards and distinctions 

Awards and distinctions 

1999 
2nd place and People’s Choice Award at “Cuidad de Torrelavega”.

1999 
Bronze medal at the International Competition of Zaragoza.

2016
Awarded with the Prize Ballet 2000.

Other projects

Other projects

2013 
She created her first choreography No Rem in collaboration with the Monte Carlo Ballet and the École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques de Monaco.

"Cinderella" chor. J-Ch. Maillot © AB
Clara in "Casse Noisette Compagnie" chor. J-Ch. Maillot © AB
The White swan in "Lac" chor. J-Ch. Maillot © AB
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"Cinderella" chor. J-Ch. Maillot © AB
Clara in "Casse Noisette Compagnie" chor. J-Ch. Maillot © AB
The White swan in "Lac" chor. J-Ch. Maillot © AB