Jeanette Kakareka


Jeanette Kakareka was born in Pennsylvania, USA. She trained at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, danced in San Francisco Ballet as a trainee from 2011 to 2013, and joined the English National Ballet from 2013 to 2017. In the season 2017/18 she joined the corps de ballet of the Bayerisches Staatsballett and was promoted to soloist in the 2019/20 season.

Information as of July 2021

Finalist for the Emerging Dancer Award, 2016 and 2015

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett
The White Lady in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Dancer in Kairos - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Pas de six in Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Big Tutu-Dame in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
2nd solo couple in Jewels: Emeralds (G. Balanchine)
Soloist in Jewels: Diamonds (G. Balanchine)
Mrs Stahlbaum/"La fille du Pharao" in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Dolly in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Manon Lescaut in The Lady of the Camellias (J.Neumeier)
Soloist in Paradigma: Broken Fall (R. Maliphant)
Giselle in Giselle (J. Coralli/J. Perrot/M. Petipa)
Winter in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Dancer in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Edwina in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Dancer in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Dancer in Tchaikovsky Overtures (A. Ratmansky)
2 big Swans in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Dancer in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Dancer in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Dancer in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Dancer in Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Dancer in La Bayadère (P. Bart, M. Petipa)
Nikiya in La Bayadère (P. Bart, M. Petipa)
Coryphée in Paquita/Grand Pas Classique (M. Petipa)
Dancer, Lady in black in Le Parc (A. Preljocaj)