Tamara Rojo in conversation
Did you manage to come along to the recent Insight evening, Royal Ballet principal dancer Tamara Rojo in conversation with the writer Luke Jennings? She spoke about her career, and passion for sustaining the art form.
“How did you start to dance?” asked Luke. Tamara replied:
I started in school. I went to all the afterschool clubs – everything except for ballet. My mum was was late one night, and the ballet teacher saw me standing alone and asked me to come inside. I went in and remember the shock of discovering this amazing world, where people moved in harmony. My teachers were all nuns except her. She was particularly beautiful in comparison. This young beauty, that smelt like flowers. I just wanted to be her when I grew up.
We’ve made an audio recording for anyone who missed it, or wants to hear it again.