Alina Cojocaru

Born in Bucharest, Alina trained in Kiev for seven years before joining the Royal Ballet School in 1997. Upon completion of her training she returned to Kiev, to join the company as a principal dancer. In 1999 she joined the Royal Ballet Company and at the end of the season she was promoted to Soloist. In 2001 Sir Anthony Dowell promoted Alina to the rank of principal dancer after her performance of Giselle. She continues to perform as a guest artist with companies worldwide. Alina has Organized Gala's in Romania and in London (Hospice of Hope) over the
last few years.

Her repertory includes: Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Princess Aurora and Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty, Vera in A Month in the Country, Kitri in Don Quixote, Olga and Tatiana in Onegin, Cinderella, The Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in Nutcracker, Titania in Dream, Titania and Hippolyta in a Midsummer Night's Dream, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Diamonds in Jewels, Symphonic Variations, Mary Vetsera in Mayerling, Manon, La Sylphide, Swanilda in Coppelia, Scenes de Ballet, Gong, Masquerade, Polyphonia, Symphony in C, Chloe in Daphnis and Chloe, Lise in Fille Mal Gardée, Student in The Lesson, Duo Concertant, The Leaves Are Fading, Other Dances, Voices of Spring, Beyond Bach, Tombeaux, Ondine, Virtiginous Thrill Of Exatitude, Fest Polonaise, Stars and Stripes, Raymonda, Act 3, Flames of Paris, Le Corsaire, Flower Festival, Napoli, Act 3,Grand Pas Classique, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. Mussorgsky Waltz, Dances at a Gathering, Dying Swan, Rushes, Two Footnotes, Chroma, Bird as a Prophet and many more. And also Marguerite in Lady with the Camelias and Julie in Liliom, both by John Neumeier.

Created Roles includes: Musketeer and Valse (Alla Rubina), Swanilda (Anatolyi Shekera's Coppelia), Ad infinitium (Vanessa Fenton), There where she loves (Christopher Wheeldon), This House will Burn (Ashley Page), Les Saisons (David Bintley), Two Footnotes, Bird as a Prophet, Rushes (Kim Brandstrup), Engram and Chroma (Wayne McGregor), Les Lutins and La Sylphide (Johan Kobborg).

As a Guest Artist she appeared with the Kirov Ballet, Paris Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Royal Danish Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Vienna State Ballet, Zurich Ballet, National Ballet of Portugal, National Ballet of Cuba, Teatro Colon, National Ballet of Romania, South African Ballet Theater, Zagreb Ballet, in galas with Hamburg Ballet, La Scala Ballet, National Ballet Of China, Ballet Basel, Munich Ballet, Dortmund Ballet, National Ballet of Finland, as well as in galas in Japan, South Korea, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, USA and Denmark.

Her prises and awards includes: “Ballerina of the Decade” Award (Moscow 2010), VIP Romanian music and performing arts Award (2010). The Nijinsky Award (2004). Benois De la Dance (2004), 1 Internationaler Movimentos Tanz Preis (2004), Nagoya International Ballet Competition (Gold Medal), Prix De Lausanne (1997 winner), Critics' Circle Dance Award (2002), medal of Cavaler of Romania (2002).






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