Alba Nadal

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body"
(Martha Graham)
Alba Nadal
Dancer of The Royal Danish Ballet

Alba Nadal was born in Zaragoza and brought up in Catalonia, first with Olga Roig in Manresa and later on, at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. She travelled to Madrid at the young age of twelve to continue with Victor Ullate, and finished her formation at the Royal Ballet in London. Since 2004 until today, she lives, works and dances at the Royal Danish Ballet.
Dance has always been the force that has driven her to all her adventures and get through life challenges. It is her element for constant research to keep growing in this art form and as a human being. Dance is love, the place where she is daily rediscovering herself and home to many feelings, struggles and joy. “Home is where the heart is” as once she heard from Ramon Mirabet’s song. Her heart, passion and love have always been and are where dance is alive.


  • Olga Roig Ballet School:, in Manresa (1987-1994)
  • Institut del Teatre, in Barcelona (1995-1997)
  • Victor Ullatés School, (1998-2002)
  • Third Year Upper School at the Royal Ballet School, London (2003-2004)

Among the soloist roles in the ballet repertoire

  • Dark Angel in Serenade
  • Withe lady in Etudes
  • Cook and Flower/Card soloist in Alice in Wonderland (C.Wheeldon)
  • Birthe and Pas a Sept in Folk Tale (A.Bournonville)
  • Pas de six in Napoli (A.Bournonville)
  • Russian Dance, Spanish Dance, and pas de quatre in Swan Lake (P. Martins)
  • Hada in Sleeping Beauty (C. Wheeldon)
  • Kurtisane in Manon (MacMillan)
  • Pas d’action in La Bayadere
  • Midsummer Night Dream of J. Neumeier
  • Kaliope in Apollo (G. Balanchine)
  • First pas de trois in Agon (G. Balanchine)
  • Pas de trois in La Ventana (Bournonville)
  • Lavina in Romeo and Juliet (J. Neumeier)

Among the neoclassical/modern Roles

  • Vertical Road by Akram Khan
  • Pas de 5 and Myrtha (Giselle). Million Kisses to my skin by David Dawson
  • Always/Only, Petit Poème, Unfolding, when the sun is down, Ave Maria, Your Place or Mine? by Kevin O'Day
  • Mother in Ruß (a Cinderella story) by Bridget Breiner
  • Viola (Was Ihr Wollt) by Bridget Breiner
  • Ruff Celts by Marguerite Donlon
  • Duet of a Point of Clarity by Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich
  • Know by Idan Sharabi
  • Role of the Parents in the ballet The Death that best preserves by Natalia Horecna
  • Viscera by Liam Scarlett
  • Strangers by Sebastian Kloborg
  • Backwards by Stefanos Bizas
  • In Life & Love & So on a choreographic Concert by Tilman O’Donnell
  • Cacti by Alexander Ekman
  • København by Marcos Morau. La Veronal
  • Clocks’n’Clouds by Fernando Hernando Magadan
  • Beside Myself by Caroline Finn-Fischer
  • Eidolon of Kim Brandstrup
  • Air of Jø Stromgren
  • Know by Idan Sharabi
  • Maria Magdalena in Requiem of Tim Rushton
  • Petit Mort and Bella Figura of Jiry Kylián
  • Witness of Alvin Ailey
  • Slim in Come Fly Away (Twyla Tharp)
  • Anita in West Side Story (J. Robbins)
  • Chroma of W. McGregor
  • Collaborations in Cross Connection Galas
  • Baden Baden’s New Year Gala (2017) and IBSTAGE Gala (2017)
  • Gala of “Girona en Moviment” 2018 and 2019

Studies and university education:

  • Higher education degree at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid.
  • Studied "Humanities" at UOC (Open University of Catalonia)
  • Currently, studying "Psychology" as well at UOC.
  • 200H Yoga and Meditation Teacher


  • Reumert nomination as "Best Dancer" in Denmark 2017 for "A Naked Feeling" by Stefanos Bizas from Danish Dance Theatre and "Beginning and Ending" by Oliver Starpov for the role of Forest Queen, The Royal Danish Theatre.
  • Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundation Grant for “Artistic development” (2018)
  • Alberts Gaubiers og Poul Waldorffs Foundation Grant (2017)
  • Received the honors of “Pregonera Jove” 2019 of Sant Fruitós de Bages.

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