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Laura Morera

Principal of The Royal Ballet


Laura Morera is a Principal with The Royal Ballet. She studied at The Royal Ballet Lower and Upper Schools. On graduating in 1995 she joined the Company and was promoted to Principal in 2007. Roles include 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), 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 at the age of 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 Wheeldon's Tryst, McGregor's Qualia, Scarlett's Of Mozart, Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets and Hansel and Gretel, and Brandstrup's Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story.

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

Upcoming productions

  • The Winter's Tale

    Cast as Paulina

    The world premiere of a new full-length ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation.

  • DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

    Cast as Principal

    Christopher Wheeldon channels the hurtling momentum of Michael Nyman’s music in choreography of thrilling propulsion.

  • Sweet Violets

    Cast as Annie E. Crook

    Murder, sexuality and art are the potent themes of Liam Scarlett’s ballet, inspired by Walter Sickert’s paintings.

  • The Dream

    Cast as Titania

    Frederick Ashton’s delightful interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic of The Royal Ballet.

  • In Conversation with Laura Morera and Ricardo Cervera

    Cast as In conversation with:

    Join two much-loved dancers of The Royal Ballet as they discuss their careers and roles they’d still love to tackle.

  • Manon

    Cast as Manon

    Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.


News and features

  1. Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

    Gallery: Rehearsals for The Winter's Tale

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

  2. Watch: Liam Scarlett on Hansel and Gretel

    Watch: Liam Scarlett on Hansel and Gretel

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

  3. Royal Ballet dancers the subjects of new photography exhibition

    Royal Ballet dancers the subjects of new photography exhibition

    Fashion, dance and photography brought together in works by Rick Guest.