Abigail Willson-Heisel

Corps de ballet

Abigail Willson-Heisel

Corps de ballet

Vita

Abigail Willson-Heisel was born in Bethesda, Maryland/USA and grew up in Virginia. She started her ballet training at the Academy of Russian Ballet Virginia. In 2021 she came to Stuttgart to study at the John Cranko School. She graduated in 2023.

She participated in the Youth America Grand Prix several times; in 2021 she reached the final round at the YAGP.

As of the 2023/24 season Abigail Willson-Heisel is a Corps de ballet member with the Stuttgart Ballet.

Photo Roman Novitzky

Repertoire

Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa): 2nd variation
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): big Swan

Specially created Roles
  • La Nascita di Venere (Emanuele Babici): Flora

Corps de ballet roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa)

Repertoire as a student
  • Swan Lake (Marius Petipa): Pas de deux 3rd Act Black Swan