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.
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David Yudes and Yuhui Choe in Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet
Anna Rose O'Sullivan as Clara and Marcelino Sambé as Hans Peter with Paul Kay and David Yudes in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet
Anna Rose O'Sullivan as Clara and James Hay as Hans Peter with Paul Kay and David Yudes in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet
David Yudes in rehearsal for Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet
Sander Blommaert, Luca Acri, Leo Dixon, Téo Dubreuil, Benjamin Ella and David Yudes in Valentino Zucchetti's Alpha, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015
Tierney Heap, David Yudes and artists of The Royal Ballet in Elite Syncopations, The Royal Ballet
Leo Dixon, Benjamin Ella, Luca Acri, Téo Dubreuil, Sander Blommaert and David Yudes in Valentino Zucchetti's Alpha, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015