Corps de Ballet

Nicole Ciapponi

Nicole Ciapponi

Nicole Ciapponi (© Chris Hardy)

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Company Membership:

Joined as Corps de Ballet Member in 2013.


Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nicole Ciapponi trained with Goh Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and San Francisco Ballet School prior to joining the Company in 2010.

Ciapponi has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Giselle (Moyna and pas de cinq), Nutcracker (Doll and Spanish), and 7 for Eight (principal pas de deux); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Cupid and Bridesmaid); Balanchine’s Coppélia (Spinner, Jesterette, Bridesmaid, and Friend), Scotch Symphony (Scotch Girl), Symphony in C (third and fourth movement principal), and Theme and Variations (demi-soloist); Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (fourth solo and pas de trois), Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Spirit of Spring/Lightness), and Zanella’s Underskin.

Her repertory also includes Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, and Trio; Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto; Cranko’s Onegin; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Ratmansky’s Le Carnival des Animaux; Robbins’ Glass Pieces; and Wheeldon’s Number Nine.

As a guest artist, Ciapponi danced the Flames of Paris pas de deux at The Arts of Classical Ballet School in 2012; the pas de deux from Le Corsaire with Tiit Helimets and Company on tour in Estonia and in the Vancouver Junior Professional Division Showcase in 2011; and she performed in the International Ballet Festival in Miami, Florida, in 2009. She was among the top 12 finalists at Youth America Grand Prix in 2009 and received the Silver Medal and the Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan award for theatricality at the Genée International Ballet Competition in 2008.

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San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker. (© Erik Tomasson)

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