Adji Cissoko was born in Munich, Germany and trained at
Ballet Academy Munich and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American
Ballet Theatre in New York City. She joined The
National Ballet of Canada as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2010.
Ms. Cissoko has danced the Principal Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty as well as roles in Cinderella, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland, Don Quixote, Carmen, Theme and Variations, Serenade, Elite Syncopations and
Chroma. Recently, Ms. Cissoko danced
in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by
During her training, Ms. Cissoko received a full scholarship
to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. She participated
in the Prix de Lausanne in 2009.
Ms.Cissoko was awarded the Patron
Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of
Canada in 2012.
Adji Cissoko is sponsored through Dancers First by JJ Dayot & Rick Schiralli.
“A breathtakingly leggy Adji Cissoko, in what might be a breakout performance.”
“One to watch is newcomer Adji Cissoko. She’s a
knockout – tall of stature and crisp of attack.”
The Globe and Mail,
“Christopher Stalzer and the long-legged
Adji Cissoko in the comic mismatching of physiques in the ‘Alaskan Rag.’ They
almost stole the show” The Toronto Star, 2012