Virginia Segarra Vidal is a professional dance artist, currently performing with Martin Schläpfer's 'Ballett am Rhein' Düsseldorf-Duisburg in Germany. Her creative work explores the dialogue between dance, movement, perfoming arts and audiovisual communication. She is also interested in the analogue medium of photography. In 2018 she created 'Posidonia', her first choreography for 'Ballett am Rhein'. Her short film 'Quartett' has been selected for the 1st International Screendance Festival in Freiburg (Germany, 2019).
Born in Castelló de la Plana, Spain
Lives & works in Düsseldorf, Germany
Virginia took her first ballet lessons with Lupe Castelló Bertomeu in Benicarló, near her home town Alcalà de Xivert in the Mediterranean region of Valencia. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Barcelona where she continued her dance education at the 'Institut del Teatre' and also studied Audiovisual Communication at the 'Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona'. While still studying, she was awarded scholarships to the 'Fundación de la Danza Alicia Alonso' in Madrid and to the 'Ballet des Jeunes d'Europe' in France.
She completed her training at the 'Estudio de Danza María de Ávila', and got her first professional engagement at the 'Ballet de Zaragoza' in 2003. She perfomed in various dance companies across the UK ('English National Ballet' and 'European Ballet' in London), France ('Ballet de l'Opéra-Théâtre' in Limoges) and Germany ('Ballett Vorpommern' in Greifswald) before joining 'Ballett am Rhein' in 2011.
She has danced a vast repertoire of classical, modern and contemporary dance works by choreographers such as Martin Schläpfer, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, Kurt Jooss, Merce Cunningham, Hans van Manen, Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Nils Christe, Amanda Miller, Terence Kohler, Antoine Jully, Natalia Horecna, Ben J. Riepe, Ralf Dörnen, Maya M. Carroll, Patrick de Bana, Derek Deane and Jean-Christophe Maillot, among others.
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