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Elena Bottaro

Elena Bottaro was born in Noventa Vicentina (Italy). She was educated at the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala, where she studied mainly under Bella Ratschinskaia and Paola Vismara. In 2014 she became a member of the Vienna State Ballet, in 2017 she was appointed demi-soloist. In 2019 she was promoted to soloist.

Her repertoire comprises the title role and Peasant Pas de deux in Elena Tschernischova’s »Giselle«, Julia in Davide Bombana’s »Roméo et Juliette«, Swanilda and Aurora, the dawn, in Pierre Lacotte’s »Coppélia«, Princess Aurora in Martin Schläpfer's & Marius Petipa's »The Sleeping Beauty«, Olga in John Crankos »Onegin«, friend of the prince, little swan, noble lady  and Neapolitan dance (soloist) in Rudolf Nureyev’s »Swan Lake«, Henriette in Nureyev’s »Raymonda«, Pastorale and solo snowflake in Nureyev’s »The Nutcracker«, Lise's friend in Frederick Ashton’s »La Fille mal gardée«, Archduchess Marie Valerie in Kenneth MacMillan’s »Mayerling«, Ballerina in Jerome Robbins' »The Concert«, Odaliske and Waltz-soloist in Manuel Legris’ »Le Corsaire«, Najade and huntress in Manuel Legris’ »Sylvia«, Pas des Odalisques from Marius Petipa’s »Le Corsaire«, Saphier in Rudolf Nureyev’s »The Sleeping Beauty« (excerpt) and shadow in Nureyev’s »La Bayadère« (excerpt),  as well as roles in Jerome Robbin’s »The Four Seasons« and »Glass Pieces« (solo couple, II. movement), George Balanchine’s »Symphony in C«, »Theme and Variations«, »Valse Fantaisie« and »Jewels«, Daniel Proietto’s »Blanc«, Boris Eifman’s »Giselle Rouge«, Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s »Der Feuervogel«, Edwaard Liang’s »Murmuration«, Kenneth MacMillan’s »Concerto«, John Neumeier’s »Verklungene Feste« and »Le Pavillon d’Armide«, Edward Clug’s »Peer Gynt«, William Forsythe’s »Artifact Suite«, Alexei Ratmansky's »Pictures at an Exhibition«, Hans van Manenʼs »Four Schumann Pieces« and in works by Martin Schläpfer.

In 2018 she received the Promotion Prize of the Ballettclub Wiener Staatsballett.

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