Luca Acri is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2013, promoted to First Artist in 2014.
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 Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Beggar Chief (Manon), Brother Clown (The Winter's Tale), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), pas de six (Giselle), pas de trois (Swan Lake), one of the three gardeners (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Rascal (Don Quixote) and roles in Symphonic Variations and The Nutcracker. He has created roles in Alastair Marriott's Connectome, Liam Scarlett's The Age of Anxiety and Hofesh Shechter's Untouchable.
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Luca Acri, Matthew Ball, Steven McRae, Marcelino Sambé in rehearsals for Connectome
Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Luca Acri in Marcelino Sambé's 'Dez Days'
Tristan Dyer, Dawid Trzensimiech and Luca Acri as The Three Gardeners in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet
Luca Acri in Untouchable
Francesca Hayward, Téo Dubreuil, Luca Acri and Reece Clark in Kenta Kura’s DW2, Draft Works
Luca Acri and musicians in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet
Luca Acri, James Hay, Matthew Ball and artists of The Royal Ballet in Untouchable