Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Paloma Herrera

Country of origin: Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she began her training at the age of seven with Olga Ferri and graduated with the highest qualification at the Insti­tute of Arts at the Colon Theater. At age 14, Paloma was awarded Finalist Diploma at the XIV Varna International Ballet Competition, Bulgaria, in l990. In January 1991, having just turn 15, she moved to New York and continued her stu­dies at the School of American Ballet, where she was given the lead role in Balanchine´s Raymonda Variation for its annual workshop. After only six months, she joined the American Ballet Theater. She was promoted to Soloist two years later. In l995, age 19, she became the youngest Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theater history.


On December 11, 2001 she received the New York Immigrant Achievement Award as “outstanding immigrant whose contributions to America have greatly enriched our Nation”.

To find out more about this amazing dancer, visit her official website.

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