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Isabella Gasparini

Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Brazilian dancer Isabella Gasparini is an Artist with The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company in January 2014. Since joining The Royal Ballet she has danced with the corps de ballet in productions including The Nutcracker, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty and The Winter's Tale.

Gasparini was born in São Paulo and trained in Brazil at Ballet Marcia Lago (her mother's school) and with Toshie Kobayashi before moving to study at Canada's National Ballet School. She joined Northern Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to coryphée in 2011. Roles with the company included Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Cecile (Dangerous Liaisons) pas de deux (Don Quixote) and roles in Beauty and the Beast and Perpetuum mobile. She created the title role in Ugly Duckling, Northern Ballet's first children's ballet. Gasparini left Northern Ballet in May 2013 to dance with English National Ballet in Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall and The Nutcracker. She has also danced extensively with New English Ballet Theatre, for whom she created the role of Wife in McNicol's The Kreutzer Sonata.

Gasparini's awards include gold medal in the Youth America Grand Prix 2003.