Alicia Amatriain

Alicia Amatriain was born in San Sebastian, Spain, where she received her first ballet training. She subsequently attended the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart and graduated in 1998.

She joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice in 1998. One year later she was taken into the Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet. In 2000 she was promoted to Demi Soloist and in 2002 to Principal Dancer.

For her interpretation of Lulu, Alicia Amatriain was named in the critics’ choice of the magazines ballettanz and Dance Europe as “Outstanding Dancer” of the 2003/04 season. In February 2006 she received the German Dance Prize “Zukunft” 2006 (“Future” 2006) and the Premio Revelación in her home town San Sebastian. 2008 followed the Premio Danza & Danza, an award of the Italian journal „Danza & Danza“. In July 2009 Alicia Amatriain was awarded the international dance prize Premio ApuliArte. In the critics’ choice of the magazine Dance Europe 2014 she was named as “Outstanding Dancer” for her interpretation of Katharina in John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew.

Alicia Amatriain is often working together with Renato Arismendi, coach for the classical repertoire. She is also invited to guest and gala performances throughout the world where she has danced with internationally renowned dancers such as Giuseppe Picone, Joel Carreño and Roberto Bolle. In 2005 she danced a.o. several shows as guest star of the English National Ballet as Juliet in Derek Deane’s Romeo and Juliet in the Royal Albert Hall, London. She also performed the title role in Giselle with the Cuban National Ballet, Tatjana in John Cranko’s Onegin at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires as well as at her own Gala in Spain.

In September 2015 she was awarded the national title of "Kammertänzerin".



Leading Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Jean Christophe Blavier): Hermia
  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier): Blanche du Bois
  • Aftermath (Demis Volpi): Solo role
  • Afternoon of a Faun (Jerome Robbins)
  • Allure (Demis Volpi)
  • Apollo (George Balanchine): Terpsichore
  • Bolero (Maurice Béjart): The Melody
  • Concerto for Flute and Harp (John Cranko)
  • Corps (Hans van Manen)
  • Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Role in Pink and Role in Mauve
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Kitri
  • dreamdeepdown (Kevin O’Day)
  • Edward II (David Bintley): Queen Isabella
  • Frank Bridge Variations (Hans van Manen)
  • Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart): Ballerina, Pas de deux “The Lovers”
  • Giselle (Production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina): Giselle
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): B., M.
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville): The Sylph
  • Le Sacre du Printemps (Glen Tetley): Pas de deux
  • Legende (John Cranko)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck): Lena, Governess
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Tatiana
  • Opus 1 (John Cranko): female leading role
  • Othello (John Neumeier): Desdemona
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Blanche
  • Poème de l`Extase (John Cranko): Diva
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan): diverse solo roles
  • Return to a strange Land (Jiří Kylián): Part 2 and 4
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Juliet
  • Serenade (George Balanchine)
  • Siebte Sinfonie (Uwe Scholz): female leading role
  • Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto (George Balanchine): Toccata, Aria I, Capriccio
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Odette/ Odile
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine): 1st and 2nd Movement
  • The Cage (Jerome Robbins): Novice
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): 3rd Theme, Sanguinic
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Lady
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Marguerite Gautier, Manon, Olympia
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): Aurora
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): female leading role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Katharina and Bianca
  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe)
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine)
  • Two Pieces for Het (Hans van Manen)
  • Urlicht (William Forsythe)
  • Variations for two Couples (Hans van Manen)
  • Voluntaries (Glen Tetley): Pas de trois, Pas de deux
  • workwithinwork (William Forsythe)

Specially created Roles

  • A.Memory (Katarzyna Kozielska): Solorole
  • Aus Ihrer Zeit (Demis Volpi)
  • Das Fräulein von S. (Christian Spuck): diamond
  • Deux (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Dummy Run (Douglas Lee)
  • E=mc² (Jean Christophe Blavier)
  • EDEN / EDEN (Wayne McGregor)
  • Fanfare LX (Douglas Lee)
  • Goecke at the Kammertheater: The Nutcracker (Marco Goecke): Snow Fairy
  • Hamlet (Kevin O’Day): Ophelia
  • Hikarizatto (Itzik Galili)
  • Il Concertone (Mauro Bigonzetti)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi): Worschula
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck): title role
  • Miniatures (Douglas Lee)
  • Mono Lisa (Itzik Galili)
  • Nautilus (Wayne McGregor)
  • Nightlight (Douglas Lee)
  • nocturne (Christian Spuck)
  • Orlando (Marco Goecke): Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Orphée et Euridice (Staging, Choreography: Christian Spuck): solo role
  • RED in 3. (Jorma Elo)
  • Songs (Christian Spuck)
  • still.nest (Dominique Dumais)
  • The dying Swan (Renato Arismendi after Mikhail Fokine)
  • The Shaking Tent (Marc Spradling)
  • The Soldier's Tale (Demis Volpi): The Devil
  • Yantra (Wayne McGregor)