Elisa Carrillo Cabrera (private archive)

Elisa Carrillo Cabrera designated as new co director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza (CND Mexico).

The principal dancer of the State Ballet Berlin, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera will combine her work in the Staatsballet in Berlin, with the position of co-director of the National Dance Company (CND). This was reported by Lucina Jiménez, general director of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), who announced the new appointment. Her husband, principal dancer with State Ballet Berlin, Mikhail Kaniskin, meanwhile, will help strengthen the international presence of the CND, as well as academic processes of this company, according to a statement. 
In January Elisa Carrillo Cabrera got the “Alma de la Danza” 2019 award in Russia. She is the first Mexican dancer to receive the most important recognition of choreographic art in that country. The reason for the award is to give recognition to the Mexican  dancer for her work “promoting classic heritage in the world” and her  contribution to the dissemination, promotion, and improvement of dance,  according to Valeria Uralskaya, editor-in-chief of the Renowned magazine  ‘Balet’ and honorary artist of Russia. The prize “Alma de la Danza” was created in 1994 by the  Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the editors of the  magazine “Ballet”. In past editions, he has been handed over to legends  of classical dance such as Natalia Makarova, Uliana Lapatkina, Svetlana  Zakharova, Diana Vishneva, Yuri Grigorovich, Maya Plisetskaya, and  Rodion Shchedrin. During the years Elisa was also awarded with the Gold Medal for Merit of Fine Arts in 2016,  also the International Dance Open of St. Petersburg in 2013 and the  Medal of Merit in Arts of the International Festival of Mayan  Culture. In addition to his nomination to the Belisario Dominguez Medal  by the Chamber of Senators. She is also ambassador of the Culture of Mexico, recognized as  such by Conaculta and the Chamber of Deputies, is considered one of the  100 most powerful women in Mexico. She was also part of “The 100 Most  Creative Mexicans of the World”, published by Forbes Mexico, not only  for his artistic career but also for her work to promote the diffusion,  education, and development of dance nationally and internationally. It  also recognizes their support for the dance training of young Mexicans  through Fundación Elisa Carrillo Cabrera AC.

Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Michail Kaniskin in ‘Kazimi’s Colours’ Photo by Jack Devant


born in Texcoco (Mexico)

 1990-1997 Escuela Nacional de Danza Clásica in Mexico
1999 Scholarship National English Ballet School London
 2010 “Ambassador of Culture in the State of Mexico“
2006 Silver medal Concurso Nacional de Danza Clásica Infantil y Juvenil
2005 Gold medal Concurso Nacional de Danza Clásica Infantil y Juvenil
2004 Bronze medal Concurso Nacional de Danza Clásica Infantil y Juvenil

 1999 Elevin Stuttgarter Ballett /// 2000 Corps de ballet /// 2004  Demi-Soloist /// 2006 Soloist /// 2007 Demi-Soloist Staatsballett Berlin  /// 2009 Soloist /// since 2011 Principal Dancer

 Michail Fokin´s ʺLes Sylphides“ (1st Sylphide, Demi-Solo-Sylphide),  Jerome Robbins‘ ʺDances at a Gathering“ (blue) and “The Concert“, George  Balanchine´s “Symphony in C“ (Demi-Solo), John Neumeier´s “A Streetcar  named Desire“, Reid Anderson´s/Valentina Savina´s “Giselle“ (Myrtha,  Solo-Wilis), Hans van Manen´s “Kleines Requiem“; “Corps“; “Große Fuge“,  “Grand Pas de Quatre“, “Graduation Ball“, Robert North´s “Fandango“,  Kevin O’Day´s “dreamdeepdown“, George Balanchine´s “Apollon musagète“  (Kalliope); “Die vier Temperamente“; “Symphony in C”; “Theme and  Variations” (Demi-Solo), Glen Tetley´s “Le Sacre du printemps“, John  Cranko´s “Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung“ (Bianca); “Onegin” (Olga); “Swan  Lake“ (Pas de six, four big swans, Spanish princess) and “Romeo and  Juliet“ (Gypsy), Christian Spuck´s “nocturne“ (Creation); “Sleeper’s  Chambers“; “Giselle” (Pas- de- deux 2nd act); „…, la peau blanche,  …“ (Catalina D’Entragues, Creation); “Der Sandmann“ (Mother,  Creation); “Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy“, Marco Goecke´s “Blushing“  (Creation), Marco Goecke´s “Demigods“ (Creation), Mauro Bigonzetti´s  “Orma“ (Creation for “Tanzsichten II“), Douglas Lee´s “Lachrymal“  (Creation for “Tanzsichten II“), Marc Spradling´s “melodious gimmick to  keep the boys in line“ (Creation), Marco Goecke´s “Sweet Sweet Sweet“  (Creation), Wayne McGregor´s “EDEN I EDEN“ (Creation) and “Nautilus”  (Creation), Christian Spuck´s, Douglas Lee´s “Viewing Room“ (Creation),  Mauro Bigonzetti´s „Die Brüder (Ginneta, Creation) and “Kazimir’s  Colours“ (Pas-de-deux), Marcia Haydée´s “Sleeping Beauty” (Jewels, Feé  des Lilas), Peter Schaufuss’/Auguste Bournonville´s “La Sylphide” (1st  Sylphide), John Neumeier´s “Die Kameliendame” (Manon, Olympia), Maurice  Béjart´s “Gaîté Parisienne“ (Empress), Vìctor Ullates “Don Quixote”  (Mercedes)

 George Balanchine´s “Serenade” (female Solo); “Ballet Imperial”  (Demi-Solo), Patrice Bart´s “The Nutcracker” (Arabian dance, Spanish  dance) and „Das flammende Herz” (Teresa Guiccioli, Claire), Frederick  Ashton´s “Sylvia” (Sylvia´s companion), Jerome Robbins’ “The Concert”,  “Glories of the Romantic Ballet”, Marius Petipa´s “Paquita” (Grand Pas),  Peter Schaufuss’ “La Sylphide” (Solo-Sylphide), Jodie Gates’ “Courting  the Invisible” (Creation), Clark Tippet´s “Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1″,  Opening 2008 and “Malakhov & Friends 2008″ (Ronald Savkovic´s  “Alexander der Große” Duett), Mauro Bigonzetti´s “Caravaggio”  (Creation), Angelin Preljocaj´s “Snow White” (Snow White), Vladimir  Malakhov´s “La Bayadere” (Hamsatti) and ”La Péri” (Nourmahal, Spanish  princess), Kathlyn Pope´s “SPACE CONTROL AREA For interest only!” (Shut  Up And Dance! Reloaded”), Tomaz Pandur´s/Ronald Savkovic´s “Symphony Of  Sorrowful Songs”, Giorgio Madia´s “OZ – The Wonderful Wizard” (WWW, The  Wicked Witch of the West), Yuri Burlaka´s /Vasily Medvedev´s ”La  Esmeralda” (Esmeralda, Gypsy and friend of Fleur de Lys), Heinz  Spoerli´s “Peer Gynt” (Anitra), Nacho Duato´s „Arcangelo” (“Duato |  Forsythe | Goecke”) and “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness”,  Marco Goecke´s “and the sky on that cloudy old day” (“Duato | Forsythe |  Goecke”), John Cranko´s “Romeo and Juliet” (Juliet), Itzik Galili´s  “The Open Square”, Nacho Duato’s “The Nutcracker” (Arabian dance),  Benjamin Millepied’s “Daphnis et Chloé” (Chloé, “Maillot |  Millepied”), Vìctor Ullates “Don Quixote” (Mercedes),  Nacho Duato´s  „Romeo and Juliet” (Juliet)

 invitations: 2010 Ballett-Gala “Ballettissimo” in Mexico City |  “Pestov”-Ballett-Gala in Moscow | “Liepa”-Ballett-Gala in Riga |  “Ballets-Russes”-Ballett-Gala in Cannes
2009 Miami Ballet Festival

guest performances: Paris, Japan, China, USA, Korea, Italy, Cairo, Switzerland, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Luxemburg