Ilana Werner

First Soloist

Ilana Werner– whose parents were both dancers - was born in Zurich (Switzerland) and trained in her native town, in Monte Carlo and at the Munich Ballet Academy. She got a scholarship from the Ambrosoli Foundation and the Migros Kulturgenossenschaft.

Having graduated, she joined the Bavarian State Ballet in season 2003/2004 as a Corps de ballet dancer. Her repertoire includes Mats Ek’s Apartment, Forsythe's Limb's Theorem, shadow variations in La Bayadère, Kylián's Bella Figura, solo in van Manens Five Tangos and Balanchines Serenade.

She was promoted to Soloist in February 2009 and to First Soloist in July 2012.

Debut 2006/2007
Solo in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
Fairy variation in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)

Debut 2007/2008
Miranda in The Tempest (J. Mannes)

Debut 2008/2009
Sister in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Girl in Grey in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)
Olympia in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Solo in Viola Concerto II (M. Schläpfer)
Odalisque in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Pas de six in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Clémence in Raymonda (R. Barra)
Olga in Onegin (J. Cranko)

Debut 2009/2010
Giselle in Once Upon An Ever After (T. Kohler)
Solo in Dämmern (J. Neumeier) in Terpsichore-Gala IX

Debut 2010/2011
Princess Claire in Illusions - Like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)
2nd dream variation in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
Rocio in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)

Debut 2011/2012
Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Voices of Spring (F. Ashton)
Pas fabergée in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Marie in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Solo 'Of Youth' in Song of the Earth (K. MacMillan)
The Youngest Sister in Las Hermanas (K. MacMillan)
2nd Pas de trois in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)
Lise in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)

Debut 2012/2013
2nd Shade Variation in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
1st Pas de deux in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)
3rd Solo-Girl in Choreartium (L. Massine)
The Moor's wife in The Moor's Pavane (J. Limón)

Debut 2013/2014
The Chosen One in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)