12 March 2014 at 3.56pm | 3 Comments
Over the course of the 2013/14 Season The Royal Ballet has welcomed three new Principals and six new Artists, while two Soloists have departed.
Vadim Muntagirov joined The Royal Ballet as Principal in February 2014. Trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School, Vadim formerly danced with English National Ballet and will make his Royal Ballet debut in The Sleeping Beauty on 25 March, partnering Akane Takada.
Matthew Golding also trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and joined the Company as Principal in February 2014, making his debut as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty. He appeared in The Royal Ballet's La Bayadère last year as a Guest Artist. View backstage pictures featuring Matthew and Natalia Osipova.
Natalia Osipova first danced with The Royal Ballet as a Guest Artist in October 2012, giving three performances of Swan Lake partnered by Carlos Acosta. She joined the Company as Principal in November 2013, making her debut in Romeo and Juliet, again partnered by Carlos.
Annette Buvoli, Téo Dubreuil, Reece Clarke, Isabella Gasparini, Solomon Golding and Gina Storm-Jensen joined the Company as Artists at the turn of the year. Watch Annette rehearse Giselle with other members of the corps de ballet.
Soloist Iohna Loots retired in 2014, while Dawid Trzensimiech left the Company in February 2014 to join the Romanian National Ballet. Soloist David Pickering, who was appointed Education Administrator for The Royal Ballet in 2008/9 Season, retired from dancing in 2014 but continues in his role as Education Administrator.
Itziar Mendizabal as the Queen of Hearts and Camille Bracher, Johannes Stepanek, Jonathan Howells and David Pickering as Playing Cards in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson 2013
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