Lucia Lacarra and Josue Ullate in Mother tongue – Windfall, Burka, music by Dead can dance, choreography by Eduardo Lao, Russian Premiere. Kremlin Gala 2018, shot in State Kremlin Palace on 7.10.2018.
Josue Ullate is currently with Victor Ullate Ballet, Madrid.
Lucia Lacarra is artistic director with Victor Ullate Ballet, Madrid. Lucia (b.1975) is a Spanish ballet dancer who has been a principal with the Bayerisches Staatsballett (Bavarian State Opera Ballet) since 2002. A recipient of the Prix Benois de la Danse, she was named the Dancer of the Decade in 2011, at the World Ballet Stars Gala in Saint Petersburg. Born in the Basque town of Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, Lacarra was interested in dance from an early age but only received training from the age of 10 when a ballet school opened in her home town. Attended Víctor Ullate’s school in Madrid, along with Tamara Rojo and Angel Corella. She soon became a member of his Ballet de Victor Ullate, dancing George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante when she was 15. After four seasons with Ullate, she moved to Roland Petit’s Ballet de Marseille as a principal, dancing leading Esmeralda in his Notre Dame de Paris. In 1997, she joined the San Francisco Ballet where she performed in various classical and contemporary works, taking the title role in Helgi Tómasson’s Giselle (1999). There, she paired with the Frenchman, Cyril Pierre, whom she married in 1998. In 2002, Lacarra moved to Munich where she became a principal with the Bayerisches Staatsballett, partnering Cyril Pierre with whom she has participated in guest performances around the world. From 2007, she began a dancing partnership with Marlon Dino which led to their marriage in 2010. In 2002, Lacarra received the Nijinsky Award. In 2003, at a gala in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre she was awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse as best female dancer for her role of Tatjana in Cranko’s Onegin. In 2011, at the World Ballet Stars Gala in St Petersburg, she was named the Dancer of the Decade.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of the State Kremlin Palace, Kremlin Gala production company, special thanks to Katarina Bornovitskaya