Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

April 8, 2013

Breaking Ballet News

Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season

Natalia Osipova photograph : Helen Maybanks

Natalia Osipova photograph : Helen Maybanks

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.

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7 Responses to “Natalia Osipova joins The Royal Ballet next season”

  1. Ballet News Says:

    Rachel Miller commented : Wow- I had no idea, so this is amazing news!!

  2. Ballet News Says:

    Philippa Tanoyo commented : So wished I lived in England!! Had the once in a lifetime opportunity to see her perform Don Q with our Australian Ballet, but the chore did not do her and avian Vasiliev justice! (So lucky got photos with both and Ivan’s autograph <3)

  3. Ballet News Says:

    Deborah Fielding Ballet News – perfect! Although this means a revised budget in my household

  4. Ballet News Says:

    Glynis White commented : Wonderful news.

  5. Ballet News Says:

    Emily Fyfe commented : YES!!!

  6. Ballet News Says:

    Big thanks to everyone who has messaged me – privately and publicly – with their thoughts on this great news. It’s so encouraging that one dancer can elicit such strong reactions of a positive nature. At least one of you was practically crying with joy! It’s also going to be good for Natalia, who can get her teeth into Juliet, Manon and the rest…. A win, win.

  7. Ballet News Says:

    Lorraine Valdespino commented : so does this mean she is a principal for 3 companies? and when will they be extending an offer to her talented fiance? Good luck to them both. Fantastic artists, fun to watch.