Paris Luciana


Classical Ballet / Apprentice

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luciana Paris began her ballet training at the age of seven with Elena Perez. From 1991-1996 she studied at The Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon with Katty Gallo and Raul and Candal. She won a Gold Medal at the Latin American Dance Competition in 1995.

In 1996 Paris was invited by Maximilano Guerra to join Ballet Camara and tour with the company in Argentina. She then joined Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon as a soloist where she performed the role of Red Riding Hood in The Sleeping Beauty. She then joined Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentino where she became Bocca’s partner. In 1997, with the Ballet Argentino, Paris went on a national tour in Argentina and an international tour in Athens, Rio de Janeiro, San Pablo and Montevideo. Paris appeared at a gala in Birmingham, England dancing the pas de deux from Coppélia with Julio Bocca.

In 1998, also with Ballet Argentino, Paris toured Greece, Brazil, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, Germany, the United States, Israel, Thailand, France, Cuba, Panama, Singapore and Chile.

Paris joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in October 2001. Her repertoire with the Company includes the lead D’Jampe in La Bayadère, the lead gypsy in Don Quixote, Bathilde in Giselle, Prudence in Lady of the Camellias, a Carnival Dancer in Othello, the Lead Polovtsian Girl in the Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, a Harlot and Rosaline in Romeo and Juliet, Sinatra Suite, the Fairy of Joy in The Sleeping Beauty, the Spanish Princess and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, Persephone in Sylvia, and featured roles in Airs, Allegro Brillante, Brief Fling, Company B, Le Corsaire, Glow – Stop, In The Upper Room, The Nutcracker, One of Three, Petite Mort and Symphony in C. . She created a leading role in Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra.

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