ANA SOPHIA SCHELLER

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

christopher d'amboise
  • Tribute
George Balanchine
  • Apollo
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Third Movement)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Hot Chocolate)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hippolyta)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • La Sonnambula
  • La Source
  • Symphony in C (First Movement, Third Movement)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3
  • La Valse
  • Vienna Waltzes
  • Walpurgisnacht Ballet
  • Who Cares?
Peter Martins
  • A Fool for You
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Vivacity, Courage, Ruby, Princess Florine)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre)
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Concerto DSCH
Jerome Robbins
  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Interplay
Christopher Wheeldon
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Estancia

Originated featured roles in

  • Melissa Barak: A Simple Symphony
  • Jorma Elo: Slice to Sharp
  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture

Originated corps roles in

  • Mauro Bigonzetti: Luce Nascosta
  • Peter Martins: Chichester Psalms
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Evenfall, Les Carillons

Ana Sophia Scheller was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and began her dance training when she was six years old at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon, where her principal teachers were Katy Gallo and Raúl Candal. She received a scholarship as part of Argentina's National Presidential Prize for Cultural Excellence in Classical Dance for three consecutive years before moving to New York at age 13 to enroll as a full time student at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in January 2000. At SAB, Ms. Scheller danced featured roles in Ballo della Regina and Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Balanchine) and Aurora in the wedding pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty (Martins) in SAB's 2002 and 2003 Workshop Performances. Ms. Scheller joined American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company in August 2003, and joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in April 2004. In December 2006, she was promoted to Soloist. In May 2012 she was promoted to Principal dancer.








 

Honors

Ms. Scheller was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2003.


Portrait © Paul Kolnik