(c)Andreas Jakwerth
© Andreas Jakwerth

Ioanna Avraam

Ioanna Avraam was born in Nikosia (Cyprus). She was educated at the Nadina Loizidou Ballet School in Limassol as well as at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung/Ballet Academy in Munich. She gave her first performances with Diastasis Ballet in Cyprus and with Bayerisches Staatsballett in Germany. In 2008 she joined the Ballett der Vienna State Operaund Volksoper. In 2010 she was promoted to demi-soloist of the Vienna State Ballet and in 2014 to soloist.

Her repertoire comprises the title role and Peasant pas de deux in Elena Tschernischova’s »Giselle«, the title roles in Michael Corder’s »The Snow Queen« and Boris Eifman’s »Giselle Rouge«, Kitri's friend in Rudolf Nureyev’s »Don Quixote«, friend of the prince, little swan, Neapolitan Dance i.a. in Nureyev’s »Swan Lake«, Luisa, Pastorale and Spanish Dance in Nureyev’s »The Nutcracker«, Clémence in Nureyev’s »Raymonda«, fairy of honour and Pas de quatre in Peter Wright’s »The Sleeping Beauty«, gipsy in John Cranko’s »Romeo and Juliet«, Marie Gräfin Larisch and princess Louisa in Kenneth MacMillan’s »Mayerling«, Lescauts beloved in MacMillan’s »Manon«, Helena in Jorma Elo’s "Ein Sommernachtstraum", Gulnare and Zulméa in Manuel Legris' »Le Corsaire«, Vivette in Roland Petit’s »L'Arlesienne«, Romola Nijinsky and Armide in John Neumeier’s »Le Pavillon d’Armide«, Madame Elisabeth in Patrick de Bana’s »Maire Antoinette«, Julia in Davide Bombana’s »Roméo et Juliette«, Ingrid, the bride, in Edward Clug’s »Peer Gynt« and roles in August Bournonville’s »Blumenfest in Genzano«, George Balanchine's »Theme and Variations«, »Jewels«, »Symphony in Three Movements«, »Symphony in C« and »Liebeslieder Walzer«,  Serge Lifar’s »Suite en blanc«, Rudi van Dantzig’s »Vier letzte Lieder«, Jiří Kylián’s »Bella Figura« and »Symphony of Psalms«, Wachtang Tschabukiani’s Pas de six from »Laurencia«, Nils Christe’s »Before Nightfall«, David Dawson’s »A Million Kisses to my Skin«, William Forsythe’s »The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude« and »The Second Detail«, John Neumeier’s »Bach Suite III« and »Le Sacre«, Stephan Thoss' »Bluebeard's Secret«, Thierry Malandain's »Mozart à 2«, »Skew-Whiff« by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Christopher Wheeldon’s »Fools's Paradise«, Jerome Robbins' »The Four Seasons«, Edwaard Liang’s »Murmuration«, Kenneth MacMillan’s »Concerto«, Alexei Ratmansky's »Pictures at an Exhibition« and »24 Préludes«, works by Martin Schläpfer as well as parts from Marius Petipa’s Rudolf Nureyev’s »La Bayadère« (Pas de deux, 1st act) and Nureyev’s »Romeo and Juliet« (Pas de deux, 3rd act). Furthermore, she created main roles in Patrick de Bana’s »Windspiele«, Natalia Horecna’s »Contra Clockwise Witness«, Antony McDonald's/Ashley Page's »Ein Reigen«, Daniel Proietto's »Blanc«, András Lukács’ »Movements to Stravinsky” and Andrey Kaydanovskiys »The Firebird«.

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