Adji Cissoko was born in Munich, Germany. She trained at Ballet Academy Munich and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City and joined The National Ballet of Canada’s Corps de Ballet in 2010.
Cissoko has danced in The Sleeping
Beauty, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Serenade, Elite Syncopations and Chroma. She also performed in the world
premiere of Romeo and Juliet by
Alexei Ratmansky and in the North American premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
her training, Ms. Cissoko received a full scholarship to the Jacqueline Kennedy
at American Ballet Theatre. In 2009, she participated in the Prix de Lausanne.
In 2012, Ms.Cissoko was awarded the Patron Award of
Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada.
“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,