Awards: Prix de Lausanne
Adhonay Soares da Silva was born in Brasil and received his first ballet classes at the Centro Cultural Gustav Ritter in Goiânia before he joined CEP em Artes Brasileu Franca. At the age of 16 he came to the John Cranko School in Stuttgart from which he graduated in 2015. While still a student he received several prizes such as the Prix the Lausanne amongst others. For his graduation performance he danced the solo Notations I – IV which Uwe Scholz had created in 1996 for Vladimir Malakhov. In the 2015-16 season he joined Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet. In January 2017 he was promoted to Soloist and with the 2018-19 season he was promoted to Principal Dancer.
Although very young Adhonay Soares da Silva has already danced an impressive variety of solo roles such as Basilio in Don Quixote (Maximiliano Guerra), Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew, Jasper in Pineapple Poll and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (all John Cranko), Colas in La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton) as well as in The Second Detail (William Forsythe), Lucid Dream (Marco Goecke), Faun (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), Neurons and Firebreather (Katarzyna Kozielska). In addition he has danced in ballets by John Neumeier, Uwe Scholz, Marcia Haydée, Demis Volpi, Bridget Breiner, Edward Clug and Christian Spuck.