Dancer and choreographer Anjali Mehra made her Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as movement director for Oreste, directed by Gerard Jones, and returns at the end of the Season to work on the movement in Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance. She returns in the 2017/18 Season as movement director for La Tragédie de Carmen, also directed by Jones.
Mehra trained at Central School of Ballet. As a dancer, she regularly performs with Matthew Bourne and New Adventures, including as Irina (The Red Shoes), Queen and Girlfriend (Swan Lake), Sugar (Nutcracker!) and Glenda (Play Without Words). Opera choreography and movement credits include I puritani (Grange Park Opera), Jakob Lenz (English National Opera at Hampstead Theatre), L’Orfeo (Silent Opera) and reviving choreography for Richard Jones’s productions of Macbeth (Lille), La fanciulla del West (Santa Fe) and Hänsel und Gretel (Bavarian State Opera and Welsh National Opera). Theatre and dance choreography credits include Dick Whittington for Watford Palace Theatre and dance-theatre pieces Two Sides (Cornetto Cinema) and This Heaven (Finborough Theatre).
Mehra has worked with Peter Darling, and was a member of the movement team who created the ‘Zombie’ language for the film World War Z.