Principal of The Royal Ballet
Laura Morera 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), Effie (La Sylphide), the Queen of Hearts (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Myrtha (Giselle), Giselle 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, among others.
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.
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.
Cast as Annie E. Crook
Murder, sexuality and art are the potent themes of Liam Scarlett’s ballet, inspired by Walter Sickert’s paintings.
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.
News and features
The choreographer discusses his vision for his latest work and offers us a glimpse into the rehearsals.
Fashion, dance and photography brought together in works by Rick Guest.