Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season
Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet in the 2013/14 Season. Her first performances will be as Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet with Carlos Acosta. This follows a guest slot during the run of Swan Lake, also with Acosta.
Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare said “I’m delighted that Natalia will be joining us next Season and look forward to seeing her take on a full range of the Company’s heritage and modern repertory. She is a wonderful addition to our world class roster of Principals.”
O’Hare was in the audience for Osipova’s recent performances with The Mikhailovsky Ballet, while The Royal Ballet performed Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and this announcement has been expected.
Natalia Osipova is scheduled to dance The Nutcracker with The Royal Ballet on Friday 27th December at 7pm and Saturday 4th January at 12.30pm. The rest of the casting for both performances is : Federico Bonelli, Gary Avis, Emma Maguire and Alexander Campbell.
Osipova dances Juliet with Carlos Acosta, and those dates are scheduled to be : Thursday 21st November 7.30pm and Saturday 7th December 7.30pm.
Public booking opens on 9th July at 10am.