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 2022

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

A Gardener in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Dancer in Kairos and Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Entourage of Abderakhman in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Pas de trois 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)
Companion of the Spanish cousin in Swan Lake (Ray Barra)
Pas de six in Swan Lake (Ray Barra)
Dancer in With a Chance of Rain (L. Scarlett)
Four Fates in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Solo in Pas de six in Giselle (P. Wright)
Dancer in Pictures at an Exhibition (A. Ratmansky)
Moth in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)