Cast confirmation: Iana Salenko and Evgenia Obraztsova to perform as Guest Artists with The Royal Ballet
Principals of Staatsballett Berlin and Bolshoi Ballet to perform in Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet.
Iana Salenko will dance the role of Kitri in two performances of Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote with Steven McRae as Basilio on Saturday 5 and Tuesday 8 October. The Kiev-born dancer joined the Staatsballett Berlin in 2005 after dancing with the National Opera in Kiev.
Royal Ballet Soloist Akane Takada will make her debut as Kitri on Friday 18 October, partnered by Steven McRae.
Evgenia Obraztsova will dance the role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday 22 October and Thursday 14 November, also partnered by Steven McRae. The Bolshoi Principal first performed with The Royal Ballet in 2009, dancing in The Sleeping Beauty at Covent Garden. Evgenia joined the Bolshoi in 2012 after dancing with the Mariinsky Ballet.