Rocio Aleman

Principal Dancer

Rocio Aleman

Principal Dancer


Rocio Aleman was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She started her ballet training at the Escuela superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey in 2003. In2008 she went to Stuttgart to continue her training at the John Cranko Schule where she graduated in 2011.

In the 2011-12 season she became an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet. One season later she was taken into the Corps de ballet. During the 2014-15 season she was promoted to Demi Soloist and with the beginning of the 18-19 season to Soloist. She became a Principal Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.

She successfully participated in several competitions. In 2005 she won the Gold medal at the “Concurso Nacional de Danza Clásica Infantil y Juvenil”, in 2008 the Bronze medal at the “Concurso Internacional para Jóvenes Estudiates de Ballet”, in Cuba as well as the Gold medal “Seniors Division” at the Youth American Grand Prix.

Rocio has danced soloist roles in ballets by Mauro Bigonzetti, John Cranko, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, Marco Goecke, George Balanchine and William Forsythe. The choreographers Katarzyna Kozielska and Fabio Adorisio created roles especially for her.
Photo Carlos Quezada
Romeo and Juliet
C: John Cranko
D: Rocio Aleman, Martí Fernández Paixà
Photo Ulrich Beuttenmüller
Romeo and Juliet
C: John Cranko
D: Rocio Aleman, Martí Fernández Paixà
Photo Ulrich Beuttenmüller
Ch: John Cranko
D: Rocio Aleman
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Or Noir
C: Fabio Adorisio
D: Rocio Aleman
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
C: John Cranko
D: Rocio Aleman, Matteo Crockard-Villa
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
C: Louis Stiens
T: Rocio Aleman
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Swan Lake
C: John Cranko
D: Rocio Aleman, David Moore
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Don Quijote
C: Maximiliano Guerra
D: Rocio Aleman
Photo Carlos Quezada
Slice to Sharp
C: Jorma Elo
D: Rocio Aleman, Roman Novitzky
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
The Sleeping Beauty
Ch: Marcia Haydée
D: Rocio Aleman, Martí Fernández Paixà
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett


Leading Roles and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballett
  • Adagio Hammerklavier (Hans van Manen)
  • Aurora's Nap (Johan Inger): Lilac fairy
  • Blake Works I (William Forsythe)
  • Bliss (Johan Inger)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): La puerta del vino
  • Dark Glow (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Eva, Queen of Dryads, Mercedes
  • Einssein (Mauro Bigonzetti)
  • Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián): Couple in Grey
  • Große Fuge (Hans van Manen)
  • Hikarizatto (Itzik Galili)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): Solo roles in R. and B.
  • Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko): Queen of hearts
  • Kammerballett (Hans van Manen)
  • Kingdom of Shades (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa): 2nd variation
  • Lamento (Andreas Heise)
  • Le Spectre de la Rose (Marco Goecke)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck): Rosetta
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan): Countess Larisch
  • Nachtmerrie (Marco Goecke)
  • One of a Kind (Jiří Kylián)_ female leading role a.o.
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Tatjana
  • Out of Breath (Johan Inger)
  • Pas de deux: Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Petals (Louis Stiens)
  • Petite Mort (Jiří Kylián)
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Blanche
  • Qi (Louis Stiens)
  • Reflection/s (Roman Novitzky)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Gypsy, Rosaline
  • Salome (Demis Volpi): The Moon
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Sirs (Bridget Breiner)
  • Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)
  • Ssss... (Edward Clug)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Princess of Spain, Big Swan, Pas de six
  • Symph (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine): solo role 1st movement
  • The Dying Swan (after Michel Fokine)
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): First Theme
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): A husband hunter
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Marguerite Gautier
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): Clara
  • The Second Detail (William Forsythe)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Petipa): Aurora, Lilac Fairy, Beauty Fairy, Emerald, Prince's fiancée
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): Solo role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Bianca, Pas de six, Street Girl
  • Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián)
  • workwithinwork (William Forsythe)

Specially created Roles
  • A. Memory (Katarzyna Kozielska): Solo role
  • Aurora's Nap (Johan Inger): Canary
  • Calma Apparente (Fabio Adorisio)
  • Cassiopeia's Garden (Christian Spuck)
  • Child of Tree (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Firebird (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Neurons (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Or Noir (Fabio Adorisio)
  • Resonanz (Agnes Su)
  • Self-deceit (Vittoria Girelli)
  • Skinny (Louis Stiens)
  • Source (Edward Clug)
  • Taiyō to Tsuki (Martin Schläpfer)
  • Take Your Pleasure Seriously (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • The Carnival of the Animals (Demis Volpi)
  • Was bleibet (Alessandro Giaquinto)

Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • 2m² of skin (Martino Semenzato)
  • ... wie zwei Finger an der Hand (Roman Novitzky)
  • Absence (Rolando D'Alesio)
  • Alba Mendax (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • Back and Forth (Jesse Fraser)
  • down down (Özkan Ayik)
  • Heavy Lightness (Filipe Portugal)
  • Kineograph (Vittoria Girelli)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Aftermath (Demis Volpi)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra)
  • Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart)
  • Giselle (after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa)
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi)
  • L'Estro Armonico (John Cranko)
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton)
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville)
  • Le Sacre du Printemps (Glen Tetley)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck)
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Othello (John Neumeier)
  • Poeme de L'Extase (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine)
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa)
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

Leading Roles as student at the John Cranko Schule
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Blanche