La Scala Principal Dancer Timofej Andrijashenko will dance Romeo at The Royal Opera House in London on 27 April and 4 May alongside Melissa Hamilton.The director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, was present at La Scala’s opening of Wayne McGregor’s ballet Woolf Works earlier this month on 7 April and saw Andrijashenko dancing the role of Septimus in the work’s first part, I … [Read more...] about La Scala’s Timofej Andrijashenko to guest as Romeo with The Royal Ballet
Thiago Soares becomes Royal Ballet guest Principal for the 2019/20 SeasonAfter 16 years with The Royal Ballet, Thiago Soares has decided to make this Season his last as a Principal dancer with the Comapny in order to focus on new projects in dance and the performing arts. He will return as a guest Principal in the 2019/20 Season.Soares said,I’m so grateful to The Royal … [Read more...] about After 16 years, Thiago Soares leaves as Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet
“This is Covent Garden.” The recorded announcement reverberates along the platform.I always feel that this is when my ballerina day starts… It’s been 20 years that I’ve come to this station and I just feel that this is where the magic begins, believe it or not — Covent Garden tube station.This is the opening of a delightful 30-minute BBC Radio 4 programme Behind the Scenes … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes with Marianela Nuñez: “This is where the magic begins”
Interview with Yasmine Naghdi as she dances in the world premiere of Alastair Marriott’s The Unknown Soldier - with photos by Dasa WhartonI last interviewed Yasmine Naghdi in September of 2015 when she and Matthew Ball were preparing to dance Romeo and Juliet together. They were dancing the roles for the first time — she was a Soloist and he a First Artist.Time passes … [Read more...] about Interview: For The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi it’s “Ready, Steady, Go”!
Kevin O'Hare faces the possibility of ever more complicated cast changes on the Covent Garden stage when filming of the adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical musical Cats begins as another Royal Ballet dancer is chosen for the movie cast.Soloist Olivia Cowley will be joining her colleagues Francesca Hayward and Steven McRae on the set of Universal Pictures and … [Read more...] about Another Royal Ballet dancer joins the cast of Cats the movie – Olivia Cowley