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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 and ‘See, even Night herself is here’ pas de deux.

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: Song of the Earth in rehearsal

Watch: Song of the Earth in rehearsal

27 March 2015

Royal Ballet Principals Laura Morera, Nehemiah Kish and Edward Watson rehearse Kenneth MacMillan's piece with Monica Mason and notator Grant Coyle.

Life Reimagined Gala: Kevin O'Hare and Kasper Holten preview their highlights

Life Reimagined Gala: Kevin O'Hare and Kasper Holten preview their highlights

18 February 2015

The Director of The Royal Ballet and Director of The Royal Opera on what they're most excited for at the upcoming gala.

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

26 January 2015

Evening of world class dance to honour the life of Ann Maguire and celebrate her legacy.

Photos

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

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

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 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 La Bayadère

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody

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

Laura Morera and Elizabeth McGorian in Las Hermanas.

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

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

Laura Morera and Vadim Muntagirov in La Fille mal gardée

Laura Morera in The Rake's Progress

Royal Ballet Principal Laura Morera

Sergei Polunin and Laura Morera in Rhapsody

Ricardo Cervera and Laura Morera in Manon

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

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

Rupert Pennefather, Laura Morera and Marianela Nuñez in Sylvia, 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

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

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

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

The cast in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety

Laura Morera in rehearsal for The Winter's Tale

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