La Bayadère guest artists: Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo

20 August 2014 | By Behind Ballet

Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo, Principal Dancers of Stuttgart Ballet, touched down in Melbourne this week! We’re delighted to welcome back these thrilling crowd-pleasers as guest artists in our season of La Bayadère. They’ll dance the doomed lovers Nikiya and Solor on the 2nd, 4th and 6th of September in Melbourne. Don’t miss your chance to see these spectacular dancers live on stage! Get your tickets to La Bayadère now.

Here’s a little about our guests and some fabulous photos of them to whet your appetite.

Born in Spain, Elisa Badenes started her dancing career at the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Valenzia, trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined Stuttgart Ballet in 2009. She was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2013.

Elisa Badenes. Photo courtesy of Stuttgart Ballet

Daniel Camargo was born in Brasil and attended the Teatro Guaira Ballet School. In 2005 Tadeusz Matacz, Director of the John Cranko Schule, discovered Daniel Camargo at the Youth America Grand Prix and invited him to continue his dance education in Stuttgart. Daniel joined Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet in the 2009/10 season and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2013.

Daniel Camargo. Photo courtesy of Stuttgart Ballet

In 2012 Daniel and Elisa danced the grand pas de deux from Don Quixote in The Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala and brought the house down with their pyrotechnic technique and delightful rapport with the audience.

Elisa and Daniel in The Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Photography Jeff Busby.

Elisa and Daniel in Little Monsters. Photo courtesy of Stuttgart Ballet

Daniel and Elisa rehearse La Bayadére in The Australian Ballet’s studios. Photography Kate Longely

Daniel and Elisa rehearse La Bayadére in The Australian Ballet’s studios. Photography Kate Longely

Daniel, Elisa and Artistic Director David McAllister. Photography Kate Longley.