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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. Her repertory includes Manon and Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon), Tatiana (Onegin), Mitzi Caspar and Marie Larisch (Mayerling), Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Gypsy Girl (The Two Pigeons), 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), Carmen 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 (The Two Pigeons) and Valse fantaisie. Her first Principal role with the Company was Kitri (Don Quixote) in 2001. She has worked with many choreographers and created roles in numerous works, including Kim Brandstrup’s Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story and ‘See, even Night herself is here’ pas de deux, Wayne McGregor’s Qualia, Liam Scarlett’s Of Mozart, Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets, Hansel and Gretel, The Age of Anxiety and Frankenstein and Christopher Wheeldon’s Tryst.

Morera has taught in international ballet workshops, particularly in Japan and Spain. Her awards include Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) in the 2015 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for her performances as Lise with The Royal Ballet.

Videos

News and features

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.

National Dance Awards 2015 nominations announced

National Dance Awards 2015 nominations announced

30 October 2015

Royal Ballet dancers and choreographers are nominated for 14 awards this year.

Photos

Laura Morera and Steven McRae in Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety

The cast in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety

Laura Morera and Bennet Gartside in The Winter's Tale

Laura Morera and Nehemiah Kish in Song of the Earth

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

Laura Morera as the Gypsy Girl, Vadim Muntagirov as the Young Man, Lauren Cuthbertson as the Young Girl and Ryoichi Hirano as the Gypsy Girl's Lover in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera in Viscera.

Steven McRae as Jack and Laura Morera as Annie E Crook in Sweet Violets, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale

Laura Morera

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody

Laura Morera, Alexander Campbell and Tristan Dyer in Viscera, The Royal Ballet

Laura Morera and Liam Scarlett in rehearsal for Sweet Violets

Laura Morera in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety

Bennet Gartside, Tristan Dyer, Steven McRae and Laura Morera in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety

Laura Morera in Viscera, The Royal Ballet

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

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

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

Laura Morera as The Stepmother in Hansel and Gretel

Rupert Pennefather, Laura Morera and Marianela Nuñez in Sylvia, The Royal Ballet

Ricardo Cervera and Laura Morera in Manon

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

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

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, 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 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