Igor Yebra will dance at the Premiere of GORDA

On February 12 and 13, Igor Yebra, Bordeaux and Rome opera soloist, will dance the main part of Gorda in the premiere of Davit Toradze’s ballet Gorda.
 
Igor Yebra started ballet education in Madrid, in Victor Ullate Dance School, relatively late, at the age of 13. When he was still a student he started his professional dance career in Ullate Company and Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid. He later graduated with excellence from Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza.
 
Igor Yebra performed in the Ullate ballet company productions for 6 years and became a principal dancer in the company, where he danced in modern and neo-classical ballets. His repertoire includes solo parts in the ballets Van Manen, Rudi van Dantzi, Jan Linkens, Nils Christie, Balanchine, Micha van Hoecke and Ullate.
 
Yebra started his career as a freelance dancer at the end of 1996 and joined Australian Ballet as a guest, despite receiving offers from recognized companies like the New York City Ballet, Scottish Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.
 
After he left Ullate's company he managed to expand his repertoire to include leading roles in various choreographed versions of GiselleDon Quixote, Romeo and JulietSwan LakeCoppéliaLes SylphidesThe NutcrackerThe Sleeping Beauty and variations from Le Corsaire and La Bayadère.
 
His contemporary repertoire includes solo parts in neoclassical-type ballets, among them George Balanchine's Theme and VariationsConcerto Barroco and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux.
 
Yebra has appeared as a guest artist with Ballet à l'opera de Nice, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet Nacional de Venezuela, Kremlin Ballet Theatre, the Bolshoi, Kirov (Mariinsky) Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Rome Opera Ballet, Australian Ballet, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Arena di Verona Ballet.

Since 2001 he has been a permanent guest and principal dancer with the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux and the Rome Opera Theatre Ballet.

January 2004 marked his debut at the Kremlin Theatre dancing the title role in Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Ivan the Terrible.

In 2006 he opened a dance school in his hometown of Bilbao.