Nikisha Fogo

Wiener Staatballet- Principal

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Born in Stockholm (Sweden). She was educated at the Kungliga Svenska Balettskolan and at the Royal Ballet School in London. In 2013 she joined the Wiener Staatsballett. 2015 she was promoted Demi Soloist. 2016 she was announced Soloist. She was elevated to Principal in 2018 after her premiere in the principal role of Sylvia.

Her repertory comprises Kitris Freundin and Amor in Rudolf Nureyev’s “Don Quixote”, Gefährtin des Prinzen, Kleiner Schwan and Ungarischer Tanz (soloist) in Nureyev’s „Schwanensee“, Solo-Schneeflocke in Nureyev’s „Der Nussknacker“, Clémence in Nureyev’s „Raymonda“, Olga in John Cranko’s „Onegin“, Freundin in Frederick Ashton’s “La Fille mal gardée”, Odaliske in Manuel Legris´ “Le Corsaire”, Zigeunerin in Michael Corder’s “Die Schneekönigin”, Schatten der Marie Antoinette in Patrick de Bana’s „Marie Antoinette“, Ein Bauernpaar in Elena Tschernischova’s „Giselle“, Die Frau in Grün and Anitra, Tochter eines Beduinen-Häuptlings, in Edward Clug’s „Peer Gynt“ George Balanchine’s Pas de deux „Tarantella“ and “Stars and Stripes” and main parts in Balanchine’s „Allegro Brillante“ and „Thema und Variationen“ (solo couple), William Forsythe’s “The Second Detail”, Alexander Ekman’s „Cacti“, Patrick de Bana’s „Creatures“, Jiří Bubeníček’s „Le Souffle de l’esprit“, John Neumeier’s „Le Sacre“, „Verklungene Feste“ and „Bach Suite III“, Kenneth MacMillan’s „Concerto“ and Wayne McGregor’s „EDEN|EDEN“. She created roles in András Lukács’ „Movements to Stravinsky“ (2nd couple) and in Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s „Der Feuervogel“ (Putzfrau).

Awards and honours: 2010 she received the first prize at the Stora Daldansen competition in Falun (Sweden) and at the Ballet Competition in Grasse (France).

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A short talk with Nikisha Fogo, Soloist Vienna State Ballet: May 24th …

Nikisha Fogo and Denys Cherevychko in Sylvia


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