Le Corsaire

Staged by Anna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev

A swashbuckling drama of captive maidens, rich sultans, kidnap and rescue, disguise and conspiracy, love and betrayal.

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ALINA COJOCARU as Medora Read More

Ballet repertory includes: Kitri, Aurora, Cinderella, Clara, Swanilda for Kiev Ballet; Sugar Plum Fairy, Nikiya, Kitri, Juliet, Giselle, Odette/Odile, Mary Vetsera, Aurora, Tatiana, Titania, Manon, Raymonda, Cinderella, Ondine, Vera, Chloë, Bride in Wedding Bouquet, Sylphide in La Sylphide, Pupil in The Lesson, and roles in Scènes de ballet, Symphonic Variations, Symphony in C, Tombeaux, Ballet Imperial, Homage to The Queen, Voluntaries, Theme and Variations, ‘Diamonds’ in Jewels, Dances at a Gathering for the Royal Ballet. Created roles include: Les Saisons, Chroma, Rhapsody, 24 Preludes, among others. Awards include: "Dancer of the year" German Dance Critics Award (2012); Benois de la Danse (2012 Best Female Dancer, Liliom); ‘Ballerina of the Decade’ Award (Moscow 2010); VIP Romanian Music and Performing Arts Award (2010); The Nijinsky Award (2004 Best Female Dancer); Benois de la Danse (2004 Best Female Dancer, Giselle); 1 Internationaler Movimentos Tanz Preis (2004 Best Female Dancer); Nagoya International Ballet Competition (Gold Medal); Prix de Lausanne (1997 winner); Critics' Circle Dance Award (2002 Best female dancer); April 2002 she was given by the President of Romania Ion Iliescu, the medal of Cavaler of Romania (Ordinul national ‘Pentru Merit’ in gradul de cavaler)

Born in Bucharest, Romania, Alina trained at the Kiev State Choreographic Institute before joining The Royal Ballet School in 1998 on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1999, and was promoted to Soloist in 2001 and Principal in 2001. Her guest appearances include performances with the Mariinsky Ballet, ABT, Royal Danish Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Romanian National Theatre Ballet and the National Ballet of Hungary. Alina joined English National Ballet as Lead Principal in 2013.

VADIM MUNTAGIROV as Conrad Read More

Ballet repertory includes: Albrecht in Giselle, the Prince in Cinderella, Siegfried in Derek Deane's Swan Lake in-the-round (Royal Albert Hall), the Poet in Les Sylphides and the Prince in The Nutcracker and Romeo.

Awards include: Laureate at Prix de Lausanne competition, second place and Silver Medal at Arabesque competition, first place and Gold Medal at Vaganova Prix competition, first place at Youth America Grand Prix competition, Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) at the Critic's Circle National Dance Awards (2010), the Benois de la Danse Award for his role as Prince Désiré in MacMillan’s Sleeping Beauty with English National Ballet (2013).

Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia Vadim trained at the Perm Ballet School and the Royal Ballet Upper School. He joined the English National Ballet in 2009, promoted to First Artist in 2010, Principal in 2011, Lead Principal in 2012. Vadim joined The Royal Ballet in 2014. His parents were both Principal dancers at the Chelyabinsk Ballet Company. 

ERINA TAKAHASHI as Gulnare Read More

Ballet repertory includes: Giselle, Juliet, The Chosen One in The Rite of Spring. Created roles include: Aurora in Deane’s The Sleeping Beauty and Clara in Christopher Hampson’s The Nutcracker. Awards include: Best Female Newcomer at the Critics’ Circle Awards (2002). 

Born in Kushiro, Japan, Erina trained at the Kushiro Ballet Academy by Kou Yano, the English National Ballet School and joined the English National Ballet in 1996, being promoted to the Principal in 2000 and Lead Principal in 2007. She is married to Junior Soloist, James Streeter. 

DMITRI GRUZDYEV as Lankendem Read More

Ballet repertory includes: Albrecht in Giselle, Solor in La bayadère, Des Grieux in Manon. Awards include: First prize at the first Vaganova Ballet Competition (1988). 

Born in St Petersburg, Russia, Dimitri trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and the Kirov Ballet, joining the English National Ballet in 1993. Career highlights include working with Glen Tetley and Natalia Makarova and meeting Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev.

JUNOR SOUZA as Ali Read More

Ballet repertory includes: Dancing the Prince in The Nutcracker and as Albrecht in Giselle, Romeo in Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet and Prince Siegfried in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake. Awards include: Emerging Dancer 2014 and the recipient of the People’s Choice Award.

YONAH ACOSTA as Birbanto Read More

Ballet repertory includes: Eagling’s Men Y Men and Ashton’s pas de quatre in Deane’s Swan Lake, The Young Man in Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort and made his debut as the Nephew/Prince in Eagling’s production of The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, (2011), Bluebird and Prince Désiré in MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty (2012), Nureyev’s Raymonda Act III (2013), Le Corsaire (2013) and Ronald Hynd’s Coppélia (2014).

Awards include: The SIlver medal at the First Beijing Ballet Competition (2007). The Grand Prix in the International Ballet Competition of Cuba (2007), Gold in Shanghai International Ballet Competition (2008), Gold in Korea International Ballet Competition (2008), the Emerging Dancer and People's Choice Awards (2012), the Mr Virtuoso Award at the International Ballet Festival Dance Open, St Petersburg, Russia (2011, 2012).

Born in Havana, Cuba, Yonah trained at the Cuban National Ballet School. He joined 2011 as First Artist, was promoted to Junior Soloist Summer 2011 and Principal in 2014. He went to the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, the Cuban National Ballet School. 






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