FEB/MAR 2021





Arthur Pita

The Portuguese choreographer shares his story in dance, which began with disco-dancing as a child in South Africa. He subsequently went on to train at the London Contemporary Dance School and danced with many different companies including English National Opera and New Adventures. Developing his choreography alongside his dancing career, he has created over 70 pieces for companies around the world including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera and San Francisco Ballet. He also runs his own company, Ballo Arthur Pita. Filmed and produced by Andrej Uspenski and Emma Kauldhar

Emily Suzuki

The talented young ballet dancer tells her story from her early training, both in Japan and at the English National Ballet School in London, to her career to date with English National Ballet. She has danced the role of the Chosen One in Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring and was an Emerging Dancer finalist in 2020. 

Stanislaw Wegrzyn

Born in Poland, Stanisaw Wegrzyn joined The Royal Ballet as a Prix de Lausanne apprentice for the 2017/18 Season and was promoted to an artist in 2018. Dancersdiary captures the incredible mover on location in Saint Dunstan in East Church Garden. Music by Sokos - Touch.

Marcelino Sambé

The Royal Ballet principal dancer shares his story about his incredible journey from Lisbon to Covent Garden. 

António Casalinho & Margarita Fernandes
Swan Lake - Black Swan coda. Production by Maina Gielgud for Conservatório Internacional de Ballet e Dança Annarealla Sanchez.

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English National Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Introdans...

William Bracewell

Royal Ballet first soloist William Bracewell talks about his training at the Royal Ballet School, winning the Youth America Grand Prix and his career, which began with Birmingham Royal Ballet. Since joining The Royal Ballet in London, he has danced many roles, including Prince Siegfried and the Nutcracker Prince, and also featured as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words, a film by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, excerpts from which are included in this video.

Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta assumed his new role as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet on 1 January 2020. In this film, Acosta talks about his international career as a dancer, life in Cuba and his immediate and future plans for the company. Filmed and produced by Andrej Uspenski and Emma Kauldhar

Kevin O'Hare
Former principal dancer Kevin O'Hare retired from the stage 20 years ago and was appointed company manager at Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2001. Subsequently he served as company manager and then administrative director of The Royal Ballet, and has been the company's director, succeeding Monica Mason, since 2012. In this film he talks candidly about his career as a dancer, his transition into management and direction, and how he is coping with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. With thanks to The Royal Opera House. London, Filmed and produced by Andrej Uspenski and Emma Kauldhar

Le Corsaire in Ljubljana

With excerpts from Ljubljana Ballet's new production of Le Corsaire and interviews with artistic director Petar Đorčevski and choreographer José Carlos Martínez. Featured dancers include Maia Makhateli, Rita Pollacchi, Jakob Feyferlik and Kenta Yamamoto. Filmed and produced by Andrej Uspenski and Emma Kauldhar.