Melissa Abel

Soloist

Born:

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Education:

  • The School of Classical Ballet and Dance Lori Grooters and Serkan Usta
  • Ballett-Akademie München

Important teachers:

Hans-Joachim Metz, Simone Geiger, Kirill Melnikov, David Russo

Engagements:

  • Finnish National Ballet, Helsinki, 2012-2013 as an Apprentice
  • Staatsballett Berlin, 2013-2014 as a Dancer
  • Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse, 2014-2016 as a Dancer
  • Polish National Ballet, Warsaw, since 2016 as a Dancer, Coryphée in 2018, Soloist in 2019

Gallery

Repertory

  • With the Polish National Ballet

    • Trio 2 in The Tempest (Krzysztof Pastor)
    • Snowflake-Soloists in The Nutcracker (Toer van Schayk & Wayne Eagling)
    • Four Dryads in Don Quixote (trad. / Alexei Fadeyechev)
    • Piccilla, Kitri’s Friend in Don Quixote (trad. / Alexei Fadeyechev)
    • Grand pas, Variation 1 in Don Quixote (trad. / Alexei Fadeyechev)
    • Four Swans in Swan Lake (with new libretto, Krzysztof Pastor, scene after Lev Ivanov)
    • Soloist 2 in Chopiniana (Mikhail Fokine / Alexei Fadeyechev)
    • Trumpet in On a Stave (Jacek Tyski)
    • Clara in The Nutcracker (Toer van Schayk & Wayne Eagling)
    • Duet 4 in Adagio&Scherzo (Krzysztof Pastor)
    • Olga Preobrajenska in Swan Lake (with new libretto, Krzysztof Pastor)
    • Olimpia in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
    • Klara in Sarmatian Parable (Conrad Drzewiecki / Emil Wesołowski)
    • Fairy of Diamonds in The Sleeping Beauty (trad. / Yury Grigorovich)
    • Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty (trad. / Yury Grigorovich)
    • Fairy of Liveliness in The Sleeping Beauty (trad. / Yury Grigorovich)
    • Mathilde Kschessinska in Swan Lake (with new libretto, Krzysztof Pastor with pas de deux after Marius Petipa)
    • Soloist in Infra (Wayne McGregor)
    • Soloist w Do Not Go Gentle… (Krzysztof Pastor)
    • Laterna Magica Princess in The Nutcracker (Toer van Schayk & Wayne Eagling)
    • Odalisque 1. in Le Corsaire (trad. / Manuel Legris)
    • Gulnare in Le Corsaire (trad. / Manuel Legris)
    • 2nd Juliet’s Friend in Romeo and Juliet (Krzysztof Pastor)

    and solos in

    • Pupa (Anna Hop)
    • Angels and Demons (creation, Rachael Vrbancic, 10th Choreographic Workshop)
    • Valse impériale (creation, Antonio Lanzo, 10th Choreographic Workshop)