Melissa Zoebisch

Melissa grew up in Mexico and studied at the Chamber Ballet of Jalisco. She received a scholarship to attend for a year at the Kirov Academy of Ballet, and returned to Mexico to graduate in 2004. 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 and joined Colorado Ballet in 2014.

Hometown:
Jalisco, Mexico

Dance training and awards:
Chamber Ballet of Jalisco, graduated in 2004
Awarded a scholarship to attend for a year at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Madame Sizova’s class
Participated in many workshops around the world including: Cuba, Canada, Austria, Spain and the United States
Finalist at the Korea International Ballet Competition in 2010, recipient of a Special Award KIBC

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2014

Selected roles and ballets:
Swan Lake
The Nutcracker
Sleeping Beauty
Carmen
Giselle
Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire
Balanchine’s Serenade
Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort
La Sylphide
Caterpillar in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland)
Dominic Walsh’s Wolfgang for Webb

More about Melissa:
Before joining Colorado Ballet in 2014, she had been freelancing with her husband around the country.

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

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