Astrova Maria Elena


Classical Ballet / Principal

Principal Dancer at the Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that Ms. Astrova joined upon graduating in 1974, Maria Elena bypassed the corps de ballet and performed virtually the entirety of the classical repertoire, often siding Artists of the likes of Maya Plissetskaya and in front of audiences of 10, 000 spectators at time, to include Coppelia, Les Sylphides, Bolero, Swan Lake, Carmen, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Raymonda, Graduation Ball, among others.
As Guest Principal Artist, Maria Elena performed throughout Europe and South America with such companies as Cosi Stefanescu Classical Ballet, Belfiore Ballet, and in National Festivals. Appointed Artistic Director of the Classical Ballet Company of Argentina, in 2000 Maria Elena served as Artistic Director of Jorge Donn\' s Tribute held at the Theater Coliseum in Buenos Aires at the presence of Maurice Bejart. While her primary activity is today teaching and serving as an Artistic Advisor on both the Ajkun Ballet Theatre\'s Board and the Argentinean Senators\' Board for National Cultural Laws, Maria Elena continues to enjoy performing character roles with the National Ballet Company.

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