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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Madrid, she began her dance studies at the "Real Conservatorio de danza", at the schools of Lola Morales and Carmina Ocaña and finished her training at the prestigious "School of American Ballet" founded by George Balanchine in New York.
She graduated in "Choreography and dance techniques" by the Ministry of Culture.

Her professional career began in the "Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid", directed by Victor Ullate where she became principal soloist.
In 2003, she joined the Zürich Opera Ballet, directed by Heinz Spoerli, where she danced as a principal dancer and spent a season at the Basel Ballet, under the direction of Richard Wherlock.

Her repertoire includes soloist roles in classical ballets such as "Don Quixote", "Giselle", "The Sylphides", "Paquita", "Nutcracker", "Swan Lake", "Coppelia" and "Cinderella", as well as in pieces by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Maurice Bejart, Jiri Kyllian, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Christopher Wheeldon, Paul Lightfoot, Hans Van Manen, Niels Christie and Ling Hwai Min.

She has participated in international galas and in 2004, the specialized press named her "Dancer of the year".

Since 2010, she has devoted herself entirely to teaching. She teaches classical ballet at the school of the opera of Zurich, at the Zürich university and at the Tanz Theater Schule.

She has been invited to the ballet companies of Bern and the Cathy Sharp Dance Ensemble, as well as at the "Zürich Hochschule der Künste" and at the International Campus Valencia Danza.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

In Pilar Nevado's class, the most important goal is to teach the students the joy of classical ballet. She uses the vocabulary she learned during her years as a professional dancer and likes to try different styles and school methods . Special focus is given to musicality and footwork. All Classes are with live music played by Casey Crosby.