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David Yudes

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


Spanish dancer David Yudes is a Soloist 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, and Soloist in 2019.

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 Benno (Swan Lake), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Puck (The Dream), Gypsy Boy (The Two Pigeons), blue boy (Les Patineurs), one of the Three Gardeners, Footman/Frog (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), pas de six (Giselle), Beggar Chief (Manon), Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Kolia (A Month in the Country) and in Carbon Life and Rhapsody. He has created roles in Untouchable, Woolf Works, The Dante Project and Like Water for Chocolate.

News and features

Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

9 July 2017
Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

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29 June 2015
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Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.