Position: Artistic Director
Affiliation with organization: 2014 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2016 – Present
Born in Madrid, Spain, Angel Corella joined American Ballet Theatre in 1995 and was quickly promoted to principal dancer, remaining with the company for 17 years. Mr. Corella additionally appeared as a guest artist with the Royal Ballet in London, the Kirov Ballet in Russia, and New York City Ballet. Mr. Corella has received numerous awards, including First Prize in the National Ballet Competition in Spain (1991), the Prix Benois de la Danse (2000), and the National Award of Spain (2003). Corella has danced for Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Sophia of Spain, and United States Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Barack Obama. From 2008-2014, he served as director of his own company, the Barcelona Ballet (formerly the Corella Ballet), in his native Spain. Mr. Corella was named Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet in 2014.