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Luca Acri

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Luca Acri in action.
Luca Acri and musicians in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

Luca Acri is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company during the 2012/13 Season, promoted to First Artist in 2014, Soloist in 2015 and First Soloist in 2019.

Acri began his training at the Acri-Horimoto Ballet Academy in Japan, and was a finalist for the 2010 Prix de Lausanne. That year he entered The Royal Ballet Upper School, where his performances included Franz’s solo from Coppélia.

Acri’s repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Puck (The Dream), Bluebird and Florestan (The Sleeping Beauty), Gypsy Boy (The Two Pigeons), Beggar Chief (Manon), Brother Clown (The Winter's Tale), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Henry Clerval (Frankenstein), Bratfisch (Mayerling), lead pas de six (Giselle), Benno and pas de trois (Swan Lake), one of the three gardeners (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Rascal (Don Quixote) and in Jewels, Symphonic Variations, Within the Golden Hour, Chroma, Multiverse, Aeternum, Woolf Works and Asphodel Meadows. He has created roles in Alastair Marriott’s Connectome, Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety, Hofesh Shechter’s Untouchable and Wayne McGregor’s Obsidian Tear.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Rehearsals for The Dream

17 July 2015
Watch: Rehearsals for <em>The Dream</em>

Marcelino Sambé and Luca Acri rehearsed the role of Puck earlier this summer with Guest Principal Ballet Master Christopher Carr.

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

29 June 2015
Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.

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

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

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

Photos

Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara and Luca Acri as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Thomas Whitehead, Sarah Lamb, Erico Montes and Luca Acri in The Concert, The Royal Ballet

Giacomo Rovero, Joseph Sissens and Luca Acri in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri and Meaghan Grace Hinkis in Asphodel Meadows, The Royal Ballet

James Hay and Luca Acri in rehearsal with Pam Tanowitz, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri in rehearsal for Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri and Tristan Dyer with Alexander Campbell as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri and Tristan Dyer with Francesca Hayward as Clara and Alexander Campbell as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri, Tristan Dyer and artists of The Royal Ballet with Alexander Campbell as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Luca Acri in Charlotte Edmons's Forgotten Frontline, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Luca Acri in Marcelino Sambé's 'Dez Days'

Luca Acri, Matthew Ball, Steven McRae, Marcelino Sambé in rehearsals for Connectome

Meaghan Grace Hinkis and Luca Acri in Elite Syncopations, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri in Symphony in C, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri as Mercutio, Matthew Ball as Romeo and Benjamin Ella as Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Everyone Keeps Me, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and artists of The Royal Ballet in Everyone Keeps Me, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal with Pam Tanowitz, The Royal Ballet

Thiago Soares as Crown Prince Rudolf and Reece Clarke, William Bracewell, Luca Acri and Cesar Corrales as the Hungarian Officers in Mayerling, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri as Mercutio and Bennet Gartside as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Bennet Gartside as Tybalt and Luca Acri as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Isabella Gasparini, Luca Acri and Mayara Magri in Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet

Sander Blommaert, Luca Acri, Leo Dixon, Téo Dubreuil, Benjamin Ella and David Yudes in Valentino Zucchetti's Alpha, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Tristan Dyer, Dawid Trzensimiech and Luca Acri as The Three Gardeners in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Giacomo Rovero, Joseph Sissens and Luca Acri in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Luca Acri and Anna Rose O'Sullivan in Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Enigma Variations, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Raymonda Act III, The Royal Ballet

Luca Acri as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Leo Dixon, Benjamin Ella, Luca Acri, Téo Dubreuil, Sander Blommaert and David Yudes in Valentino Zucchetti's Alpha, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Luca Acri in Charlotte Edmons's Forgotten Frontline, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Lauren Cuthbertson, Edward Watson and Steven McRae with Matthew Ball, Tomas Mock, Luca Acri, Marcelino Sambe in Alastair Marriott’s Connectome

Luca Acri in Untouchable