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Yasmine Naghdi

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


Yasmine Naghdi in action.
Matthew Ball as Romeo and Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Alice Pennefather

English dancer Yasmine Naghdi is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2010, promoted to First Artist in 2012 and Soloist in 2014.

Naghdi was born in London and started training in gymnastics aged four. She took ballet lessons from age seven and was a Junior Associate with The Royal Ballet School before entering White Lodge. During her time at the School she took part in an exchange programme with the Vaganova Academy, St Petersburg, and won the 2009 Young British Dancer of the Year Competition. Her roles since joining the Company include Juliet, Olga (Onegin), Peaseblossom (The Dream), Amour (Don Quixote), Rose Fairy (The Nutcracker), First Sylph (La Sylphide), pas de trois, Cygnet and Neapolitan Dance (Swan Lake), Fairy of the Woodland Glade and Florestan’s Sister (The Sleeping Beauty), Alice’s Sister (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Young Shepherdess (The Winter’s Tale), finale pas de deux (Infra), pas de trois (Raymonda Act III), pas de six (Giselle) and roles in Symphonic Variations, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Monotones I, Rhapsody, La Valse, Jewels, Romeo and Juliet, Asphodel Meadows, Viscera, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Polyphonia, Aeternum, ‘Trespass’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), Fool’s Paradise, Raven Girl and Carbon Life.

Naghdi is a keen musician and enjoys singing, playing the piano and composing.


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