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David Yudes

First Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Spanish dancer David Yudes is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company as a Prix de Lausanne apprentice for the 2014/15 Season, and entered the Company as an Artist in 2015, promoted to First Artist in 2017.

Yudes started dancing aged four at his mother’s dance centre, the Marisa Yudes Dance School in Barcelona. He went on to train at the Académie Princesse Grace in Monaco. He was a finalist at the 2014 Prix de Lausanne, where he was awarded the audience prize in addition to his apprenticeship with The Royal Ballet.

His roles with the Company include Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Puck (The Dream), Gypsy Boy (The Two Pigeons), one of the Three Gardeners (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) and in Carbon Life. He has created roles in Untouchable and Woolf Works.

News and features

Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

9 July 2017
Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

The Royal Ballet announces Company promotions and joiners for the 2017/18 Season.

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

29 June 2015
Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.

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