Leipziger Ballett

Marcelino Libao



Part of Leipzig Ballet since: 2021/22

HOME COUNTRY: Manila, Philippines

EDUCATION: Steps Dance Studio, Manila Philippines, School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier

PREVIOUS ENGAGMENT: Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier


John Neumeier, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Rudolph Nureyev, Pierre Lacotte, John Cranko, Bournonville, Lloyd Riggins, Yuka Oishi, Orkan Dann, Kristina Borbelyova, Aleix Martinez, Marc Jubete, Mario Schröder, Edward Clug, Uwe Scholz

IMPORTANT ROLES IN LEIPZIG: Samurai in »Rituale«, Faust und Valentin in »Faust«

PRIZES Gold Medalist in the ballet division at the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 2007 Finalist at the Prix de Lausanne 2008 Recipient of the National Training Scholarship at the American Ballet Theater 2008

LINK: IG @steppingforward.ph

“Be Yourself; everyone else is already taken” - Oscar Wilde

My favorite spot in Leipzig is Cospudener See, I love seeing the water and the bike ride through the forest just calms me and puts me in a very happy mood.“

„My favorite moment in the evening of a performance is when I finally get hold of my nerves, and I just let myself go and have the music take me in an adventure. It is when I am not doing “steps” anymore, I just dance and let myself “be.”