Dancer - soloist
Originating from Cyprus
Anastasia Paschali was born in Pennsylvania (United States) in 1987, but has Greek-Cypriot roots. She started with ballet at the young age of four at the Motion Art Studio in Nicosia (Cyprus). In 2004, she left her home country to begin her vocational dance training at the Rock School for Dance Education in Pennsylvania. In 2005, she competed in the RAD Genee Awards competition, earning a place as a third year student at the English National Ballet School in London. In 2006, at age 19, Anastasia signed her first contract with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, becoming its youngest member at the time. During her time with the company she performed a diverse repertoire, including works by Ohad Naharin, George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián. She danced several soloist roles such as ‘Amor’ in Don Quixote, ‘Luciana’ in Neumeier’s Romeo and Juliet and ‘Duet Mabul’ in Naharin’s Minus 7. In 2013 she started at the Leipziger Ballett in Germany where she danced several existing works and new creations by Mario Schroeder as well as Pax by Uwe Scholtz and the ‘Trio Mabul’ in Naharin’s Decadance. In 2014 she joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders as a half soloist and was promoted to soloist in 2016.