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Laura Morera

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Laura Morera in action.
Laura Morera in La Bayadère © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013

Spanish dancer Laura Morera is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 1995, promoted to First Artist in 1998, Soloist in 1999, First Soloist in 2002 and Principal in 2007. Her repertory includes Manon and Lescaut's Mistress (Manon), Tatiana (Onegin), Mitzi Caspar and Marie Larisch (Mayerling), Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Giselle and Myrtha (Giselle), Effie (La Sylphide), Titania (The Dream), the Queen of Hearts (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Paulina (The Winter's Tale) and Principal roles in Song of The Earth, Rhapsody and Viscera.

Morera was born in Madrid and trained locally before joining The Royal Ballet School aged 11. Her graduation performances included Gypsy Girl (Deux Pigeons) and Valse Fantaisie. Her first Principal role was Kitri (Don Quixote) in 2001. She has worked with many choreographers and created roles in numerous works, including Christopher Wheeldon's Tryst, Wayne McGregor's Qualia, Liam Scarlett's Of Mozart, Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets, Hansel and Gretel and The Age of Anxiety and Kim Brandstrup's Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story.

Morera is married to former Royal Ballet dancer Justin Meissner, who runs international ballet workshops. Morera has taught at the workshops along with her close friend, Royal Ballet First Soloist Ricardo Cervera, in Japan and Spain.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera and Zenaida Yanowsky on returning to the role of Manon

Watch: Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera and Zenaida Yanowsky on returning to the role of Manon

10 October 2014

Royal Ballet Principals talk about the significance of Manon in their careers and the acting skills it demands of a dancer.

Watch: Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety in rehearsal

Watch: Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety in rehearsal

9 October 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at the choreographer’s new work for The Royal Ballet.

World Ballet Day programme: What's in store during the day-long live-stream on 1 October 2014

World Ballet Day programme: What's in store during the day-long live-stream on 1 October 2014

24 September 2014

The Royal Ballet will join forces with four other world-class companies, offering glimpses into morning class and rehearsals, with exclusive interviews.

Listen: Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera on their remarkable partnership

Listen: Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera on their remarkable partnership

19 June 2014

The Royal Ballet dancers look back on two decades with the Company.

Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale 2014

Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale 2014

3 April 2014

Christopher Wheeldon's new work is The Royal Ballet’s first full-length Shakespeare adaptation for almost 50 years.



Watch: Liam Scarlett on Hansel and Gretel

Watch: Liam Scarlett on Hansel and Gretel

16 May 2013

The choreographer discusses his vision for his latest work and offers us a glimpse into the rehearsals.

Photos

Laura Morera and Steven McRae in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety ©ROH. Bill Cooper 2014.

Bennet Gartside, Tristan Dyer, Steven McRae and Laura Morera in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety ©ROH. Bill Cooper 2014.

Laura Morera in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety ©ROH. Bill Cooper 2014.

The cast in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety ©ROH. Bill Cooper 2014.

Laura Morera as The Wife and Bennet Gartside as The Husband in The Concert, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Bruce Sansom and Laura Morera in The Turn of the Screw, The Royal Ballet © Chris Moyse

Laura Morera in The Turn of the Screw, The Royal Ballet © Chris Moyse

Laura Morera, Monica Mason and Zenaida Yanowsky in The Turn of the Screw, The Royal Ballet © Chris Moyse

Laura Morera in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Steven McRae as Jack and Laura Morera as Annie E Crook in Sweet Violets, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2014

Laura Morera and Steven McRae in Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety © ROH.Bill Cooper 2014

Ryoichi Hirano and Laura Morera in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Laura Morera as The Sugar Plum Fairy and Federico Bonelli as The Prince in The Nutcracker © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2013

Laura Morera as The Sugar Plum Fairy and Federico Bonelli as The Prince in The Nutcracker © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2013

Laura Morera

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2011

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2011

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2011

Laura Morera as The Stepmother in Hansel and Gretel © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2013

Laura Morera in La Bayadère © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013

Royal Ballet Principal Laura Morera © Rick Guest

Laura Morera as Tatiana, and Federico Bonelli as Onegin in Onegin © ROH / Bill Cooper 2010

Laura Morera in The Rake's Progress © ROH/Dee Conway. 2006

Laura Morera and Elizabeth McGorian in Las Hermanas. © Bill Cooper / ROH 2012

Laura Morera and Liam Scarlett in rehearsal for Sweet Violets © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Laura Morera, Alexander Campbell and Tristan Dyer in Viscera, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Andrej Uspenski, 2012

Laura Morera in Symphony in C © Bill Cooper/ROH 2010

Laura Morera in Symphony in C © Bill Cooper/ROH 2010

Laura Morera and David Pickering in Tales of Beatrix Potter © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2010

Laura Morera as Tatiana and Federico Bonelli as Onegin in Onegin © ROH / Bill Cooper 2010

Laura Morera as Tatiana, and Federico Bonelli as Onegin in Onegin © ROH / Bill Cooper 2010

Rupert Pennefather, Laura Morera and Marianela Nuñez in Sylvia, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2010

Monica Mason, Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera backstage during The Turn of the Screw, The Royal Ballet © Chris Moyse

Ricardo Cervera and Laura Morera in Manon © ROH / John Persson