Ariel Merkuri


Ariel Merkuri was born in 1995 in Tirana, Albania and started dancing at five years old. He completed his training at the National Ballet School of Albania (2006-2011), the Accademia Teatro alla Scala (2011-2014) and the Royal Danish Ballet (2014-2017). In the season 2017/18 Ariel Merkuri joined the Corps de ballet of the Bayerisches Staatsballet. In 2019 he was promoted to soloist.

Information as of 2023

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Dancer in Kairos and Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Dancer in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Pas de trois/1st Solo-Pair/ 2nd Solo-Pair in Jewels: Emeralds (G. Balanchine)
Lewis Carroll / The white rabbit in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Shepherd in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Gentleman in Der Tod und das Mädchen (E. Liang)
Fritz in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Pas de six in Swan Lake (Ray Barra)
Dancer in Paradigma: With a Chance of Rain (L. Scarlett)
Four Fates in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Solo in Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright)
Dancer in Passages: Pictures at an Exhibition (A. Ratmansky)
Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Soloist in Passages: Affairs of the Hears (D. Dawson)
Dancer in Passages: Sweet Bones' Melody (M. Goecke)
Dancer in Tchaikovsky Overtures (A. Ratmansky)
Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Dancer in Jewels: Diamonds (G. Balanchine)
Dancer in Jewels: Rubies (G. Balanchine)
Jack in Cecil Hotel (A. Kaydnaovskiy)
Dancer in Streifzug II: Tango between us (M. Mohamed)
Dancer in La Bayadère (P. Bart)
Dancer in Coppélia (R. Petit)
Dancer in Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Dancer in Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Dancer in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Dancer in Junge Choreographen: To & From (M. Lou)
Dancer in Junge Choreographen: Waste Choreographie (S. Pechar)
Dancer in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Dancer in Don Quijote (R. Barra)
Dancer in Blizard (A. Kaydanovskiy)
Summer Solo in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Goldie in A Jour: Generation Goldfish (C. Edmonds)
Dancer in Schmetterling (S. León and P. Lightfoot)
Golden Idol in La Bayadère (P. Bart, M. Petipa)
Grand Pas in La Bayadère (P. Bart, M. Petipa)
Dancer in L´Éternité Immobile (N. Paul)
Dancer, Sextet in Le Parc (A. Preljocaj)
Dancer, Quartet in Le Parc (A. Preljocaj)
Benjamin, friend of the prince in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Dancer in Duato/Skeels/Eyal: White Darkness (N. Duato)