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Isabella Gasparini

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


Brazilian dancer Isabella Gasparini is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company in January 2014 as an Artist, promoted to First Artist in 2016 and Soloist in 2019.

Gasparini was born in São Paulo and trained at Ballet Marcia Lago (her mother’s school), with Toshie Kobayashi and 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), Odile (Swan Lake), Beatrice (Ondine), 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 which she created the role of Wife in Andrew McNichol’s The Kreutzer Sonata.

Gasparini’s Royal Ballet roles have included Clara, Princess Florine and Fairy of the Song Bird (The Sleeping Beauty), Blue Girl (Les Patineurs), Amour (Don Quixote), Neapolitan and Prince Siegfried's Sister(Swan Lake), Princess Louise (Mayerling), Justine (Frankenstein), Zulme (Giselle), Vera (A Month in the Country) and in ‘Emeralds’ (Jewels), Rhapsody, Scènes de ballet, Solo Echo, Viscera and The Dante Project. She has created roles in Flight Pattern, Untouchable, Symphonic Dances, Corybantic Games, Woolf Works and Chencha in Like Water for Chocolate. Her awards include gold medal in the 2003 Youth America Grand Prix.

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Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

10 June 2016
Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

Promotions and joiners have been announced for The Royal Ballet's 2016/17 Season.

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

26 August 2014
Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

A number of Royal Ballet dancers are performing extracts from iconic dance works.