Melissa Zoebisch

Melissa grew up in Mexico and studied at the Chamber Ballet of Jalisco. She received a scholarship to attend the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Madame Sizova's class and, after a year, returned to Mexico to graduate. Throughout her school years, she participated in many workshops around the world including: Cuba, Canada, Austria, Spain and the United States. In 2005, Melissa joined the National Dance Company, where she danced soloist roles. She has also danced principal roles in classical ballets, original contemporary choreographies, and many others. She freelanced with her husband around the country before joining Colorado Ballet in 2014.

Hometown:
Guadalajara, Mexico

Dance training and awards:
Chamber Ballet of Jalisco
Kirov Academy of Ballet
Finalist at the Korea International Ballet Competition in 2010, recipient of a Special Award

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2014

Selected roles and ballets:

Sugarplum Fairy, Arabian and Dewdrop in The Nutcracker
Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort
Lilac Fairy and Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty
Pas de trois and Big swans in Swan Lake
George Balanchine’s Serenade
Caterpillar in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland)
Older sister and lead sexy couple in Anthony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire
Wicked Witch in Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz
George Balanchine's Concerto Barroco
Title role in Giselle
Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling
Kitri in Don Quixote
Title role in Paquita

 

Photos: Melissa Zoebisch and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson, Melissa Zoebisch by David Andrews

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