Former Principal dancer with Staatsballett-Berlin. Principal Dancer with the Norwegian National Ballet and The National Ballet of Cuba

Originally from Cuba, Yolanda Correa studied at the Vocational School of Art in Holguín and at the Cuban National Ballet School in Havana. Before coming to Oslo, she danced with the Cuban National Ballet, where she was given the highest accolade of primera bailarina. She won the International Meetings of Ballet Academies Contest in 1999, and was awarded the prestigious Positano Prize in 2012 for best female newcomer on the international dance scene. In 2014 she was awarded the Tom Wilhelmsen Opera and Ballet Prize. Correa is appearing as a guest star with several companies and has danced on many prominent international stages. 


born in Cuba


1992 – 1997 Vocational School of Art Holguín
1997 – 2000 Cuban State Ballet School Hava


1999 Winner of the »International Meeting of Ballet Academies« /// 2010 »Grand Prix Giuliana Penzi« /// 2012 »Premio Positano« – best female newcomer /// 2014 »Wilhelmsen Holding ASA Company Award for Opera and Ballet« /// 2014 Nomination »Benois de la Danse« as best female dancer


2000 – 2010 National Ballet of Cuba Havanna, Principal Dancer from 2005 on /// 2009 – 2010 Víctor Ullate Ballet /// 2010 – 2018 Norwegian National Ballet Oslo – Principal Dancer /// since 2018 Staatsballett Berlin – Principal Dancer


John Cranko: »Onegin« (Tatjana); Alicia Alonso und K. Boyadijev: »The Nutcracker« (Clara); Alicia Alonso, Anna Marie Holmes and Yuri Grigorowich: »Swan Lake« (Odette/Odile); George Balanchine: »Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux«, »Piano Concerto«, »Theme and Variations«, »Symphony in C«, William Forsythe: »Steptext«, »In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated«; Víctor Ullate: »Wonderland« (Creation), »Samsara«, »Laberinto«, »L’Après-midi d’un faune«; Jiří Kylián: »Wings of Wax«, »Petite Mort«, »Gods and Dogs«, »Bella Figura«, »Stepping Stones«, »Symphony of Psalms«, »Tiger Lily«; Marit Moum Aune and Cina Espejord: »Ghosts«; Paul Lightfoot and Sol Léon: »Same Difference«; Patrice Bart: »Swan Lake« (Odette/Odile)


George Balanchine: »Theme and Variations« (»Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal«); William Forsythe: »The Second Detail« (»Balanchine | Forsythe | Siegal«); Yuri Burlaka/Vasily Medvedev: »The Nutcracker« (Clara); Alexei Ratmansky: »La Bayadère« (Gamzatti); John Cranko: »Romeo and Juliet« (Juliet), Patrice Bart: »Giselle« (title role); Alexander Ekman: »LIB« (»Ekman | Eyal«); George Balanchine: »Jewels« (»Rubies« Pas de deux), Anton Dolin: »Pas de Quatre« (nach Jules Perrot), Andreas Heise: »Du bist die Ruh’«, Mauro Bigonzetti: »Duetto Inoffensivo«; David Dawson: »Voices« (»Dawson«); Víctor Ullate: »Don Quixote« (Kitri); Marcia Haydée: »Sleeping Beauty« (Princess Aurora); Alexander Abdukarimov: »Children of the Night« (»LAB_WORKS 2022«); 


Guest performances: Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm, Ballet of Teatro di San Carlo Napoli, The Kremlin Ballet Moscow, Ballet of Kazan, Compañía Nacional de Danza Madrid