English National Ballet will welcome Aaron Robison as Lead Principal.
Robison is currently a Principal with San Francisco Ballet. He will join the ENB next spring ahead of the performances of Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Festival Hall in August.
After dancing abroad for the last seven years, I am very excited to be coming home and joining English National Ballet. What the Company has achieved under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo is extremely exciting and something that I wanted to be part of. I am really looking forward to dancing next seasons amazing repertoire with the Company.
Robison was born in Coventry, and started his career at Birmingham Royal Ballet before joining Corella Ballet, Houston Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet, where he is currently Principal. He received first place at the Young British Dancer of the Year, Gold Medal at Seoul's International Ballet Competition, and won the First Prize at the Prix de Lausanne in 2004.
ENB's Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, is thrilled that he'll be back in the UK:
Aaron is an incredibly talented dancer, who has experience in performing a wide variety of repertoire. Having witnessed his amazing performances over the years I am thrilled that he's now returning to UK audiences, starting this summer in Romeo & Juliet. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Aaron to English National Ballet.
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Sorry to see Aaron Robison has left SF Ballet. I was looking forward to seeing more of him during the 2018 season. Best of luck to him.