NEREA BARRONDO

Nerea Barrondo was born in Bilbao, Spain. She received her early training at Igor Yebra's Ballet Academy were she was trained by Anna Generalova( teacher graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy ) and the Royal Conservatory of Dance Mariemma in Madrid. At age 14 Ms. Barrondo began her training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow and graduated four years later with excellent grades. She danced solo variations at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy performances such us " Flames of Paris Variation" and "Sylvia variation " and a little Cupid at the Bolshoi Ballet theatre's production of Don Quixote. During her training in Moscow Ms. Barrondo participated at the Prix de Lausanne, won 3rd prize at the Rieti Ballet competition , top 12 YAGP Paris in senior classical and contemporary division and 2nd and 1st prize at Pisa ballet competition. After her graduation Nerea joined the State Russian Ballet Company where she performed in their tour Giselle, Nutcracker and Swan Lake as one of the four swans. In September 2016 joined the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet and made her debut as Clara/Marie in the Nutcracker. Until the end of the season she performed principal roles such as "La vivandière "lead couple, "talisman pas de deux" and "A village Don Juan" from Leonid Yakobson. She has performed roles such as Snow Queen, Dew Drop (Nutcracker) Michaela in Carmen, Shanti in Mowgli and the Don Quixote Pas de deux with the Roxey Ballet. Nerea also taught master classes in Japan and is on the faculty of the Mill Ballet School. 

Nerea's dream role is Manon and Sleeping Beauty.