Cuban Prima Ballerina Yolanda Correa celebrates 15 years as principal dancer with a move to Berlin State Ballet

Yolanda Correa

Principal dancer Yolanda Correa was born in Cuba where she studied ballet before joining the National Ballet of Cuba. After only 5 years she was quickly promoted to Prima Ballerina and enjoyed a wonderful career performing in her home country.

After 10 years with the company, she made the surprising decision to head to Europe to learn and push herself as a dancer and an artist.

Listen to Yolanda talk about dancing with Víctor Ullate Ballet before joining Norwegian National Ballet in Oslo where she danced for 8 years before making the decision to join the Berlin State Ballet.

Yolanda is truly effervescent, she bubbles with energy, enthusiasm and positivity. She talks with joy about being a dancer, about her love of daily class and time working in the studio.

In this podcast, she shares her favourite roles, the ups and downs of a ballet career, and why she loves to dance. We also learn some surprising things about Yolanda as she talks about future aspirations and other skills that you might not expect!

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Yolanda Correa in Manon. Photo by Erik Berg
Yolanda Correa in Manon. Photo by Erik Berg
Yolanda Correa as Kitri in Don Quixote, the Norwegian National Ballet 2011.
Yolanda Correa as Kitri in Don Quixote, the Norwegian National Ballet 2011.
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