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Laura Morera

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Laura Morera in action.
Laura Morera in Viscera, The Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

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.

Morera was born in Madrid and trained locally before joining The Royal Ballet School aged 11. Her repertory with the Company includes Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Anastasia, Lykanion (Daphnis and Chloë), Diana (Sylvia), Gypsy Girl (The Two Pigeons), Effie (La Sylphide), Tatiana (Onegin), Giselle, Kitri (Don Quixote), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Manon and Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon), Mitzi Caspar and Marie Larisch (Mayerling), the Queen of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Paulina (The Winter’s Tale), Titania (The Dream), Acosta’s Carmen and roles in other works by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Mikhail Fokine, William Forsythe, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Jerome Robbins, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. Her awards include Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) in the 2015 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for her performances as Lise with The Royal Ballet.

Morera’s many role creations include in Kim Brandstrup’s Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story and ‘See, even Night herself is here’ pas de deux, McGregor’s Qualia, Scarlett’s Of Mozart, Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets, Hansel and Gretel, The Age of Anxiety and Frankenstein and Wheeldon’s Tryst.

Videos

News and features

BBC Four to broadcast <em> Frankenstein </em> on 30 October 2016

BBC Four to broadcast Frankenstein on 30 October 2016

25 October 2016

Watch the TV premiere of Liam Scarlett's first full-length ballet for The Royal Ballet.

Watch: Darcey Bussell explores <em>Frankenstein</em>'s emotional <em>pas de deux</em>

Watch: Darcey Bussell explores Frankenstein's emotional pas de deux

19 May 2016

The former Royal Ballet Principal joins choreographer Liam Scarlett in rehearsal with Laura Morera.

Royal Ballet artists triumph at National Dance Awards for 2015

Royal Ballet artists triumph at National Dance Awards for 2015

25 January 2016

Winners include Wayne McGregor, Vadim Muntagirov, Laura Morera and Matthew Ball.

Photos

Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl and Ryoichi Hirano as her Lover in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera in rehearsal for Anastasia, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

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

Laura Morera in La Bayadère

Ryoichi Hirano and Laura Morera in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera and Steven McRae in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety

Laura Morera as The Sugar Plum Fairy and Federico Bonelli as The Prince in The Nutcracker

Laura Morera and David Pickering in Tales of Beatrix Potter

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody

Laura Morera and Elizabeth McGorian in Las Hermanas.

Laura Morera in Symphony in C

Laura Morera as Tatiana and Federico Bonelli as Onegin in Onegin

Laura Morera as Tatiana, and Federico Bonelli as Onegin in Onegin

Laura Morera in Symphony in C

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

Edward Watson as The Messenger, Laura Morera and Nehemiah Kish in Song of the Earth

Vadim Muntagirov in 'Melancholic', The Four Temperaments, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera as Elizabeth and Steven McRae as the Creature in rehearsal for Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera photographed for The Language of the Soul

Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man and Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man and Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Viviana Durante and Laura Morera in rehearsal for Anastasia, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera as The Wife and Bennet Gartside as The Husband in The Concert, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera, Steven McRae, Tristan Dyer and Bennet Gartside in Liam Scarlett's The Age of Anxiety

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

Laura Morera in The Turn of the Screw, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera in The Rake's Progress

Royal Ballet Principal Laura Morera

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody

Laura Morera as Elizabeth and Federico Bonelli as Victor in rehearsal for Frankenstein, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera in Viscera, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

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

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée