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Born in Madrid, Spain, Carmen Corella received her dance training at the Victor Ullate School of Dance from 1986 to 1990 and later joined the company, where she danced until 1995.

At the Victor Ullate Ballet she performed soloist and principal roles in such works at Nils Crystie’s Before Nightfall, Hans van Manen’s Grosse Fugue, Rudy van Dantzig’s Four Last Songs, Victor Ullate’s El Amor Brujo, and George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Concerto Barroco and Theme and Variations.

In March 1996, Corella was a finalist in the Second Nureyev International Ballet Competition held in Budapest, Hungary. In August 1996, she joined the Pennsylvania Ballet where she danced such soloist roles in George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Divertimento No. 15, Prayer in Coppélia, and the Energy Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty.

Corella appeared as a guest artist with American Ballet Stars Tour of China, where she danced Diamond in The Sleeping Beauty and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. Corella represented Spain at the Expo /98 in Lisbon, Portugal, dancing dancing the pas de deux Le Corsaire and the pas de deux from La Sylphide with her brother, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Angel Corella.

Corella joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in April 1998. Her roles with the Company include a lead D’Jampe and a Shade in La Bayadère, a Stepsister in Cinderella, Aurora in Coppélia, an Odalisque in Le Corsaire, She Wore a Perfume in Dim Lustre, Mercedes and the Driad Queen in Don Quixote, Katherine in Christopher Wheeldon’s VIII, the Stepmother in Fall River Legend, the Lady in Red and the Lead Can-Can dancer in Gaîté Parisienne, a the Partisan Woman in The Green Table, the Two of Diamonds in Jeu de Cartes, Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon, Gypsy in Petrouchka, the Polovtsian Princess in the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, the White Lady and the lead Spanish Dancer in Raymonda, Lady Capulet and a Harlot in Romeo and Juliet, a Big Swan in Swan Lake, and leading roles in Amazed in Burning Dreams, Gong, Marimba, Sechs Tänze, Sinfonietta, Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison and workwithinwork. She created leading roles in Robert Hill’s Baroque Game and Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra and Mark Morris’ Gong.

Corella was appointed a Soloist in August 2003.

Ms. Corella's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Bettina Varoli.

Performing in:
  • Manon  6/12/2007, 6/16/2007
  • The Sleeping Beauty  6/2/2007, 6/7/2007, 6/9/2007
  • The Sleeping Beauty  7/20/2007, 7/21/2007