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Cesar Corrales

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Cuban-Canadian dancer Cesar Corrales joined The Royal Ballet at the beginning of the 2018/19 Season.

Corrales was born in Mexico City and trained with his parents, Taina Morales and Jesus Corrales, both professional ballet dancers, before attending Canada’s National Ballet School. He performed the title role in the musical Billy Elliot in Chicago and Toronto from 2010-2011. He danced with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in 2014. That year, he won the Grand Prix Award and Artistry Award at the Youth America Grand Prix, and soon afterwards joined English National Ballet. He was promoted to Principal in 2017. His repertory with English National Ballet included Ali (Le Corsaire), Nephew (Nutcracker), Mercutio (Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet), Albrecht (Giselle) Franz (Coppélia) and roles in Fantastic Beings, Le Jeune homme et la mort and In the middle, somewhat elevated. He created the role of Hilarion in Akram Khan’s Giselle. Since joining The Royal Ballet, roles have inluded Solor, Romeo, Lescaut, Bluebird and roles in Fantastic Beings, Les Patineurs and Asphodel Meadows.

His recent awards include 2016’s Emerging Dancer Award and the 2017 National Dance Award for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) for Le Corsaire.

News and features

Cesar Corrales to join The Royal Ballet as a First Soloist

22 December 2017
Cesar Corrales to join The Royal Ballet as a First Soloist

Dancer to join the Company at the start of the 2018/19 Season.

Photos

Cesar Corrales as Romeo and Francesca Hayward as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Francesca Hayward as Juliet, Bennet Gartside as Friar Laurence and Cesar Corrales as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Romeo and Francesca Hayward as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Lescaut in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Thomas Whitehead as Monsieur G.M., Francesca Hayward as Manon and Cesar Corrales as Lescaut in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Natalia Osipova as Nikiya and Cesar Corrales as Solor in La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Solor and Natalia Osipova as Nikiya in La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

First Soloist with The Royal Ballet Cesar Corrales

Matthew Ball as Tybalt and Cesar Corrales as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales and Francesca Hayward in Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Cesar Corrales and Francesca Hayward in rehearsal for Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales in rehearsal for Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Cesar Corrales and Francesca Hayward in Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Cesar Corrales as Romeo and Francesca Hayward as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Mayara Magri as Lescaut's Mistress and Cesar Corrales as Lescaut in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Lescaut, Francesca Hayward as Manon and Thomas Whitehead as Monsieur G.M. in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Thiago Soares as Crown Prince Rudolf and Reece Clarke, William Bracewell, Luca Acri and Cesar Corrales as the Hungarian Officers in Mayerling, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Solor and Natalia Osipova as Nikiya in La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez, Natalia Makarova and Cesar Corrales in rehearsal for La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Raymonda Act III, The Royal Ballet

Stephen Wickes, Cesar Corrales, Thomas Whitehead and Marcelino Sambé in rehearsal for Coppélia, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Bluebird and Melissa Hamilton as Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Romeo and Francesca Hayward as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Cesar Corrales as Romeo and Francesca Hayward as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Francesca Hayward, Cesar Corrales and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales in rehearsal for Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales in Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Cesar Corrales and Francesca Hayward in Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Cesar Corrales and Francesca Hayward in Live from Covent Garden, 13 June 2020

Cesar Corrales, Calvin Richardson and Beatriz Stix-Brunell in The Cellist, The Royal Ballet

Francesca Hayward as Juliet and Cesar Corrales as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez as Gamzatti, Cesar Corrales as Solor and artists of The Royal Ballet in La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez in rehearsal for La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet