27 November 2015 at 3.50pm | 13 Comments
Principal dancer Roberta Marquez is to leave The Royal Ballet after 11 years.
‘I have greatly enjoyed my time with The Royal Ballet and it’s been a privilege to dance so many of the roles that every female ballet dancer aspires to perform', says Roberta. 'I’m looking forward to pursuing new career opportunities and the chance to return next Season to dance one of my favourite roles.’
Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare adds, ‘Roberta has been a greatly valued member of the Company these past 11 years. She has given many wonderful performances, enjoying notable success with the major classics as well as demonstrating fine dramatic qualities in ballets such as Manon and Romeo and Juliet. The warmth of her personality has been particularly evident in her exuberant performances as Lise in La Fille mal gardée, memorably relayed worldwide to cinemas in 2012. We wish her well for the future and are delighted to welcome her back as a Guest Artist for one of our productions in the 2016/17 Season when we will have the opportunity to celebrate her career with The Royal Ballet.’