Ivy Amista

Ballet Mistress

Ivy Amista, grew up in São Paolo, Brasil, where she achieved professional level at the Camilla Ballet School. Receiving a scholarship for the Munich Ballet Academy/Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung she came to Munich and became a member of the company of the Bayerisches Staatsballett in 2001. At the beginning of the season 2004/2005 Ivan Liška made her Soloist. She was promoted to First Soloist at the beginning of the season 2007/2008. As of the season 2014/2015, she was promoted to principal dancer. Ivy Amista ends her active stage career in June 2020 and devotes herself to her new role as Ballet Master at the Bayerisches Staatsballett.

(Status: November 2020)


  • Gold medal at the IX International Seminar of Dance in Brasilia
  • Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis-Dance
  • First Konstanze-Vernon-Prize

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett 

Pas Fabergé, Fairy Fleur de farine, Fairy Miettes qui tombent in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Six Dances (J. Kylián)
Friends in Raymonda (R. Barra)
3 Solo Ladies in Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett (G. Balanchine)
Olympia in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
First Shadow Variation and Nikija in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright)
Charlotte, fiancé of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Odaliske and Gulnara in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Solo in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
Olga in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Solo-Ariel in The Tempest (J. Mannes)
Pas de deux in the third movement of Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett (G. Balanchine)
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
Ebony Concerto (J. Cranko)
Second Variation in Once Upon An Ever After (T. Kohler), creation
Lady in blue in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Manon Lescaut in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Nymph in My Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé (T. Kohler), creation
Solo in Pas Fabergé 3rd Act in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Princess Claire in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
Kitri in Don Quijot (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
Second Dream Variation in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
1st Solo-Girl in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Lise in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Gamzatti, Radscha's daughter in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
2nd Variation in Birthday Offering (F. Ashton)
1st Pas de trois and 1st Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
3rd shade-variation in La Bayadère (P. Bart/M. Petipa)
Marie in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Hippolyta/Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Paquita in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)
Medora in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Soloist 3rd movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
1st and 2nd Pas de deux in In the Night (J. Robbins)
For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A piece by Pina Bausch (P. Bausch)
Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Moyna in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Phrygia in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Grand Pas de deux from Don Quijote (M. Petipa)
Nikija in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Hermia in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Dolly in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Mercedes in Don Quijote (R. Barra/L. Minkus)
Tatjana in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Katharina in The Taiming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Dancer in Kairos and Sunyata - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)