Corella Ballet

Ángel Corella has great ballet cred—reviews of his 15 year-career with American Ballet Theater are stuffed with superlatives, in both classical and contemporary works. He was originally trained in Spain, but when it came time to go professional, there wasn’t a classical ballet company in his home country. So he came to the US, and their loss is our gain. A Seattle performance by a dancer of his caliber would be a “run, don’t walk” event in any situation, but he’s also bringing his latest project, Corella Ballet Castilla y León, a touring ensemble designed to fill the classical gap in the Spanish cultural landscape. So instead of going home again, Corella is taking his new home on the road, with repertory by Clark Tippet, Ashley Pages, and that current “savior of ballet,” Christopher Wheeldon. Altogether, this first local visit by Corella Ballet should be juicy evening in the theater. SANDRA KURTZ

May 19-21, 8 p.m., 2011

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