Neglia Ballet is thrilled to announce that the accomplished artist Luciana Paris will be headlining our upcoming production of The Nutcracker with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Paris joins us from American Ballet Theatre, where she is currently a soloist. Ms. Paris is a native of Buenos Aires where she studied at the Colon Theater Superior de Art Institute with Katty Gallo and Raul and Candal. Paris is a recipient of a Colon Theater Foundation Scholarship, based on her outstanding qualifications at Colon Theater Superior Ballet Institute. She won a Gold Medal at the Latin American Dance Competition in 1995. In 2001, Ms. Paris joined the American Ballet Theatre.
Her repertoire with the Company includes a flower girl and the lead gypsy in Don Quixote; the first Shade variation, the small Pas d’Action and the lead D’Jampe in La Bayadère; an Odalisque, the Lead Pirate Woman, a Woman in Orange and Woman in Yellow in Le Corsaire; the pas de trois, the Spanish Princess, the Spanish Dance and a cygnet in Swan Lake; , and leading roles in Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire, Jardin Aux Lilas and Dark Elegies; in Twyla Tharp’s Sinatra Suite, In the Upper Room, Brief Fling, The Brahms-Hayden Variations, Rabbit and Rogue,Baker’s Dozen and Bach Partita; in Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphony #9, Dumbarton,Firebird ,The Bright Stream and Seven Sonatas; in Jiří Kylián’s Petit Mort and Sinfonietta; in Paul Taylor’s Company B, Airs and Black Tuesday; in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Theme and Variations, Symphonie Concertante, Symphony in C, Ballet Imperial and Ballo della Regina among numerous other classical, neoclassical and contemporary works.
Ms. Paris will make her Buffalo debut dancing the role of Grown-Up Marie in this year’s production, including the Grand Pas de Deux from Act II with fellow ABT dancer, Jose Sebastian. See them dance, along with a cast of more than 60 professional dancers and select local children, on November 28th and 29th at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.