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Alina Cojocaru

Alina at Sadler’s Wells 

Alina Cojocaru, lead principal dancer with English National Ballet and resident guest artist with Hamburg Ballet, curates and performs in a new programme of classical and contemporary works at Sadler’s Wells from February 20 to 23. The celebrated Romanian ballerina is joined on stage by special guests, including Danish ballet star Johan Kobborg. The programme […]

September 2015 issue

  This month, we speak to two star dancers with more strings to their bows. Alessandra Ferri talks about her return to dance, while Johan Kobborg explains how he’s taken on the directorship of the Bucharest National Ballet. Elsewhere, we look at male dancing in a new book and at Birmingham Royal Ballet, find out […]

National Dance Awards nominations

Nominations for the 15th National Dance Awards have been announced. The dance section of the Critics’ Circle, a group of more than 50 dance writers and critics, votes on the awards.

English National Ballet plans for 2014-15

English National Ballet (ENB) has announced its 2014 to 15 season, with works by William Forsythe, John Neumeier and Jiri Kylián, and guest performances by Ivan Vasiliev and Alban Lendorf.

Autumn casting at English National Ballet

  English National Ballet has announced principal casting for its autumn tour of Swan Lake and Coppélia and Christmas run of The Nutcracker.

WIN! A luxury overnight stay and tickets to English National Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall

WIN! – a pair of tickets to Romeo and Juliet and a night at top London hotel The Gore Hotel, including a three-course dinner, on Saturday, June 14 (eve).

Vadim Muntagirov to join The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov is leaving English National Ballet to join The Royal Ballet.  Muntagirov trained at The Royal Ballet School but joined English National Ballet, where he was promoted very early, and developed an outstanding partnership with ballerina Daria Klimentová. Recently, two Royal Ballet ballerinas had joined ENB: Tamara Rojo, now artistic director of ENB, and […]

Johan Kobborg to direct National Romanian Ballet

Johan Kobborg has been appointed director of the National Romanian Ballet. He will take up his new post in February 2014. The announcement came after the first night of Kobborg’s production of La Sylphide for the company, which opened on December 7.

Spring with American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has announced its 2014 spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Running from May 12 to July 5, it includes the company premiere of Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, a Shakespeare celebration and a revival of Léonide Massine’s Gaîté Parisienne.

Alina Cojocaru to join English National Ballet

Alina Cojocaru, who resigned from The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012–13 season, is to join English National Ballet as lead principal. She will continue to make guest appearances with the Hamburg Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

Kobborg leaves Les Vêpres siciliennes

  Johan Kobborg, who with Alina Cojocaru left The Royal Ballet this month, has also left the Royal Opera’s new production of Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes. The opera features a lavish ballet on the theme of the four seasons. The new staging, a co-production between the Royal Opera and the Royal Danish Opera, was to […]

Cojocaru and Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet

  Principals Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012–13 season. They are leaving the company to pursue other other artistic challenges.

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