Corps de Ballet
The Michael C. Lillys Company Dancer
Originally from Santander, Spain, Ana Calderon received her training from the Royal Conservatory of Professional Dance of Madrid. In 2004, she was awarded the Grand Prize from the Princess Grace Foundation of Monaco before starting her career at Zurich Ballet in Switzerland. Under the direction of Heinz Spoerli, she performed in several ballets including Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Les Indes Galantes. In 2007 Ms. Calderon began dancing with “Àngel Corella and Friends” and then joined Àngel Corella’s Barcelona Ballet, where she was promoted to soloist in 2010. During that time, she danced in George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Christopher Wheeldon’s DVG (2nd Principal Pas de Deux), VIII (Anne Boleyn), and Polyphonia (Joke Couple),Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadère, andÀngel Corella’s String Sextet, Le Corsaire Suite, Swan Lake, and Macbeth as well as Raymonda and Paquita.
Ms. Calderon joined Houston Ballet in 2013 as a member of the Corps de Ballet under the direction of Stanton Welch. There, she danced in several ballets including featured roles in Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake (Spanish Princess, Four Little Swans), David Bintley’s Aladdin (Sapphire), Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan (Fairy, Mermaid). Ms. Calderon has also danced in George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina, Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat, Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly and Of Blessed Memory, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, and Harold Lander’s Etudes, among others.
In 2015, Ms. Calderon joined Pennsylvania Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet.