Christine Camillo

Ballettmeister (Staatsballett Berlin)

Christine Camillo was born in Toulouse /France. She studied at the Académie Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo with Marika Besobrasova. In 1981 she won at the young age of 15 the “Prix de Lausanne”. At the ballet school of the Paris Opera she finished her dance education and joined the Scottish Ballet under the direction of Peter Darrell in 1982, where she became a Principal in 1984. 

She danced a full Repertoire and appeared at the Edingburgh Festival in 1985 as the role of Carmen. She became a member of the English National Ballet in 1986 directed by Peter Schaufuss. The Company was invited to New York, where she danced the lead role in “Etudes” (Lander) and she was recognized as “The Revelation of the year” in the New York Times. 

Her career continued with her participation in many Tours and Festivals all over the world and she has had prestigious partners such as Peter Schaufuss, Maximiliano Guerra, Julio Bocca, Martin James, Patrick Armand, Igor Zelensky, Vladimir Malakhov and Alexej Dubinin. 

In 1990 she joined the ballet company of the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a principal dancer, where she continued to enrich her Repertoire and worked with many renowned Choreographers such as John Neumeier, Hans Van Manen, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Uwe Scholz, Karole Armitage, Christopher Bruce, Maurice Béjart, Yuri Vamos, Heinz Spoerli, Glen Tetley, Ronald Hynds, Ray Barra and many more. 

In 1996 Christine Camillo was invited by the examination board of the “Prix de Lausanne” to become a member of the jury. In 1997 she was nominated for the renowned Award “Benois de la danse”. 

In 2004 she retired from the stage and took the position as Ballet Mistress at the Staatsballett Berlin under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov. 

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