22 December 2017 at 6.49pm | 11 Comments
Cesar Corrales will join The Royal Ballet as a First Soloist at the start of the 2018/19 Season.
Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet said 'Cesar approached me in October, having resigned from English National Ballet, about joining The Royal Ballet. I was happy to be in a position to be able to offer him a contract as a First Soloist from the beginning of the 2018/19 Season and I look forward to welcoming him into the Company.'
Cesar Corrales is currently a Principal with English National Ballet. Born in Mexico City, he joined Canada’s National Ballet School in 2008, and performed the title role of Billy Elliot during the Canadian tour of the production from 2010-2011. He has previously danced with the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, and won the Youth America Grand Prix Artistry Award in 2014. Cesar joined English National Ballet in 2014, and was promoted to Principal in 2017. He was the recipient of the 2016 Emerging Dancer Award, and in 2017 was awarded the Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) for his appearance as Ali in Le Corsaire.