Valentina Divina

Ballet Mistress

Valentina Divina, born in Bozen, Italy, came to the Munich Ballet-Academy / Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung at the age of 14. After her graduation she started her first engagement with John Neumeier at the Hamburg Ballett and returned to Munich in 1989, when Bayerisches Staatsballett was founded. In 1995 she was promoted to Soloist and in autumn 2004 to First Soloist. In addition to her dancing career Valentina Divina holds a diploma in ballet pedagogy. Therefore, she is engaged in the education programmes of Bayerisches Staatsballett and was part of the leading team of the school project Anna tanzt in July 2006.
In 1993 she created her first choreography, Questions, for Young Choreographers at Prinzregententheater, which was followed by Lady Macbeth in 2001. In 2002 she choreographed Lamento della Ninfa and in 2003 the solo Ophelia with the music by Hans Werner Henze.

Since the beginning of the season 2010/11 Valentina Divina is engaged as a ballet mistress at Bayerisches Staatsballett.

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Dancer inTabula Rasa (O. Naharin)
Title rolein the fourth movement in Brahms-Schönberg-Quartet (G. Balanchine)
Dancer inLimb's Theorem (W. Forsythe)
Dancer inJust die (T. Rizzi), creation / Ballettlabor 2
Annina in The Silver Rose (G. Murphy), creation
Dancer inIn the Country of Last Things (M. Simon), creation
Stepmother and Stepsister in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Nanina in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Olga in Onegin (J. Cranko)
The Queen and Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Birbanta in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Dancer in Cambio d’Abito (S. Sandroni), creation
Dancer in Five Tangos (H. van Manen)
Dancer in Trois Gnossiennes (H. van Manen)
Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (P. Whright)
Dancer in Concertante (H. van Manen)
Dancer in in Chamber Symphony (L. Childs), creation
Gypsy Woman in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Dancer in Second Detail (W. Forsythe)
Title role in Emma B. adapted from the novel Madam Bovary of G. Flaubert (J. Grand-Maître), creation
Katherina and Lady of the Streets in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Solovariation in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Dancer in Apartment (M. Ek)
Title role in A Sort of… (M. Ek)
Dancer in Der bedrohte Mörder (K. Gut), creation
Russian Princess and one of the Four Little Swans in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Dancer in Five Tangos (H. van Manen)