Prisca Zeisel

Former Principal

Prisca Zeisel was born in Vienna, Austria. Besides her education at the Ballet school of the Vienna State Opera, she studied at the École Supérieure de danse Cannes Rosella Hightower and the Princess Grace Academy in Monte Carlo. Since 2011, she danced with the Wiener Staatsballett. With the beginning 2016/2017 season, Prisca Zeisel joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a soloist. In March 2017 she was promoted to first soloist rank in March 2017 and in September 2019 to principal rank. At the beginning of September 2023, she requested to leave the Bayerisches Staatsballett.

Information as of 2023

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)

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Moyna in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Soloist in In the Night (J. Robbins)
Soloist in Symphony in C (G. Balanchine)
Dancer in Tchaikovsky Overtures (A. Ratmansky)
Dancer in Junge Choreographen: Marimba Dances (A. Pimonov)
Dancer in Junge Choreographen: Consonance (P. Walker)
Rosalinde in Romeo and Juliet (J. Cranko)
Aegina in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Gamzatti in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
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)
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)
6 Grand Pas Dames in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
1st solo couple in Jewels: Emeralds (G. Balanchine)
Soloist in Jewels: Rubies (G. Balanchine)
Solo Pair in Jewels: Diamonds (G. Balanchine)
Louise in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Prudence in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (R. Barra)
Hortensia in Cinderella (C. Wheeldon)
Giselle in Giselle (P. Wright)
Dancer in Passages: Pictures at an Exhibition (A. Ratmansky)
Soloist in Passages: Affairs of the Heart (D. Dawson)
Dancer in Tchaikovsky Overtures (A. Ratmansky)
Nikiya in La Bayadère (P. Bart, M. Petipa)