Arancha Baselga

First Soloist
Baselga Arancha
Baselga Arancha
Baselga Arancha

Born: Zaragoza, Spain

Trained: Maria de Avila Dance School

Joined: 2002, First Soloist 2017

Other companies: Stuttgart Ballet (2001-2).

Created roles:Three to Get Ready in David Bintley’s Take Five.

Favourite costume: John Macfarlane’s designs are always a favourite.

Inspirational teacher: Maria de Avila for her generosity and dedication. I also trained with her daughter Lota de Avila.

Off-stage: I have an MPhil from the University of Birmingham. 

REPERTORY INCLUDES
Frederick Ashton: The Two Pigeons (Friend, Gypsy), The Dream (Moth), Enigma Variations (Isabel Fitton) and Symphonic Variations
George Balanchine: Agon (pas de trios), Apollo (Handmaiden), Concerto barocco, Serenade (Waltz lead) and Western Symphony (First, third and fourth movements)
David Bintley: Cinderella (Spring, Summer, Autumn), The Seasons ('Autumn'), The Dance House, Sylvia (Neptune), Edward II (Tomboy), Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), The Shakespeare Suite (Lady Anne), Allegri diversi and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Moyna)
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Les Fées sont d'exquisses danseuses') and Pineapple Poll (Blanche)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet's Friends), Concerto (First movement) and Solitaire (the Girl)
Hans van Manen: Five Tangos (pas de quatre)
Stanton Welch: Powder
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, Rose Fairy, Leading Flowers, Mirlitons), Coppélia (Swanilda) and The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Honour, pas de quatre) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Italian Princess, Cygnets, pas de quatre)


AWARDS
First Prize, Second Ciudad de Torrelavega Dance Contest, 1998