Natasha Lagunas

Ballet Mistress
Natasha Lagunas Vulfman was born in Mexico City. At the age of 7 she started ballet lessons with Ana del Castillo. 12 years old she got a scholarship to study in Havana, Cuba at the National School of Arts from 1975-1978. Her teachers were Mirta Hermida, Ramona de Saa, among others. After her time in Cuba, she was accepted in Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet School) where she continued her studies for three years, graduating in 1981. Among her teachers were Ludmila Litavkina and Valentina Vasilieva. In 1981 she joins Compañia Nacional de Danza in Mexico City. She was Demi Soloist for 13 years. The repertoire of the CND includes “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Nutcracker”, “Giselle”, “La Fille mal Gardée”, “La Bayadère”, “Don Quijote” among many other contemporary works from different mexican and international choreographers. From 1996 to July 2020 she has been working with the CND as a Ballet Mistress teaching everyday class, rehearsing and assisting choreographer. During this period the CND had on its repertoire “Onegin”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Taming of the Shrew” by John Cranko, “Manon” by Kenneth McMillan, “The Moor’s Pavane” by José Limón, “Rite of Spring” and “King & King” by Demis Volpi. Natasha Lagunas has been teaching class and repertoire in different ballet schools, she has been part of the jury in National Ballet Contests and training young dancers. Since 2020 she is part of the team of Ballett am Rhein.