Rafaela Morel


  • Laureate of the Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition (Budapest, 2013)
  • Best Dancer award at the Enas Festival (Brazil, 2004)

Rafaela Morel was born in 1993 in Presidente Prudente, Brazil. She graduated from the Escola do Teatro Bolshoi in Brazil in 2011 (class of professor Galina Kravchenko). She has also studied with L. Sinelnikova. While still a student there, she has toured in Brazil, Italy and Uruguay.

She has participated in master classes and appeared onstage with such stars of the world ballet as: V. Vasiliev, M. Kondratieva, G. Kozlova, G. Kravchenko, L. Sinelnikova, P. Broyer, S. Orekhov, B. Barykin, E. Andrienko, D. Afanasiev, A. Ivanov, A. Akhmetov, D. Rykhlov, S. Lobato and S. Kershe

She joined the youth ballet company of the Escola do Teatro Bolshoi in Brazil in 2012 (class of D. Rykhlov)

In 2014, Morel joined the ballet company of the Primorsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet From 2016 she is a member of the ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Repertoire:
Giselle (Myrtha, Giselle’s friends, Pas d’action); revised version by V. Vasiliev
Raymonda by D. Glasunov (Mazurka, Hungarian Dance, grand pas classique from the Act III)
Don Quixote by L. Minkus (Kitri variation from Act I, Kitri’s friends, 3 Dryads)
Chopiniana by F. Chopin (2 sylphides)
The Ghostly Ball by F. Chopin (3rd duet); choreography by D. Bryantsev
Walpurgis Night by C. Gounod (Nymphs)
The Firebird by I. Stravinsky (Lovers); choreography by E. Aliev
Paquita by L. Minkus (3rd variation)
Bembi (The Snake); choreography by A. Pimonov
Carmen Suite by G. Bizet (Variation, Fate, Tobacco Workers); choreography by A. Alonso
The Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky (Russian Dance, Spanish Dance, Snowflakes)
The Little Humpback Horse by R. Shchedrin (murals)
Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky (3 Swans, brides, Spanish Dance, White Adagio)
Le Corsaire by A. Adam (3 odalisques, Forban dance, Le Jardin animé)
Flames of Paris by B. Asafiev (Adagio)
Vernal Waters by Sergei Rachmaninoff; choreography by A. Messerer
The Dying Swan by C. Saint-Saëns; choreography by M. Fokine
Melody (from the opera Orfeo ed Euridice by C. Gluk); choreography by A. Messerer
La Esmeralda by R. Drigo (pas de six)
Dois mais um; choreography by A. Cassiano
Uncontrollable; choreography by L. Fernando, B. Martins
Aurora; choreography by A. Cassiano
In the middle somewhat elevated; choreography by W. Forsythe

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