Prisca Zeisel


Prisca Zeisel was born in Vienna, Austria. Her dance education included the Vienna State Opera Ballet School from 2005 to 2010. Since 2011, she danced with the Wiener Staatsballett. With the beginning 2016/2017 season, Prisca Zeisel joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a soloist. She was promoted to first soloist rank in March 2017 and to principal in September 2019.

Information as of July 2019

Second prize Premio Roma
Promotion Prize Ball Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper &&&& Volksoper
Karl-Musil Prize
Special prize of the jury at the 5. internation ballet competition in Shanghai
White hope 2017, tanz – Zeitschrift für Ballett, Tanz und Performance
Second prize Shanghai International Ballet Competition (August 2018)
First prize Vienna Internation Arts Festival 2019
Fanny Elßler Prize
Third prize 1st Xiamen International Ballet Competition

Repertoire (selection)
Effie in La Sylphide (P. Lacotte)
Carmen in Carmen (T. Rode)
Peasent-Pas-de-deux in Giselle (E. Tschernischova)
Fairy's of Beauty and Joy, Princesse Aurora's friend and Pas de quatre in Sleeping Beauty (P. Wright)
Queen of the dryads, Streetdancer, First Bridesmaid in Don Quixote (R. Nureyev)
Snowflake soloist, Pastorale in The Nutcracker (R. Nureyev)
2. and 3. Shades variations in La Bayadere (M. Petipa)
Grand Pas Classique (V. Gsovsky)
Mizzi Caspar in Mayerling (K. MacMillan)
Variationen über ein Thema von Hayden (T. Tharp)
The Second Detail (W. Forsythe)
Alles Walzer (R. Zanella)
Solo couple in Jewels (Diamonds) (G. Balanchine)

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Moyna in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
3rd Pas de deux in In the Night (J. Robbins)
Leading Soloist 4th movement in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Rosalinde in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Aegina in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
White-Swan-Pas de deux from Swan Lake (M. Petipa/L. Iwanow)
Gamzatti in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Bean flower in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Mother / Queen of Hearts in Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Hermia in A Midsummer Night´s Dream (J. Neumeier)
Pas de six in Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Bianca in Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Dulcinea in Don Quijote (R. Barra/L. Minkus)
Mercedes in Don Quijote (R. Barra/L. Minkus)
Olga in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Fürstin Betsy Twerskaya in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Dancer in Suntaya and Borderlands - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Henriette in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Title role in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
1st solo couple in Jewels (Emeralds) (G. Balanchine)
Soloist in Jewels (Rubies) (G. Balanchine)
Louise in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Prudence in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Soloist in Der Tod und das Mädchen (E. Liang)
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Hortensia in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Giselle in Giselle (P. Wright)
Dancer in Pictures at an Exhibition (A. Ratmansky)
Soloist in Affairs of the Heart (D. Dawson)