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Yasmine Naghdi

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


Yasmine Naghdi in action.
Matthew Ball as Lensky and Yasmine Naghdi as Olga in Onegin, The Royal Ballet © ROH, 2015. Photographed by Tristram Kenton

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 the Lower School. 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. She was invited to join the Company half way through her third year at the Upper School. Her roles with the Company include 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, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Raven Girl and Carbon Life.

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


News and features

Watch: Dancers demonstrating the evolution of ballet

Watch: Dancers demonstrating the evolution of ballet

12 August 2015

Royal Ballet Soloist Marcelino Sambé performs a selection of terre-à-terre steps as part of a Ballet Evolved Insights session.

The road to becoming a ballerina

The road to becoming a ballerina

6 March 2015

Through all the step-learning and technique finessing, there's one constant – the ever-present and ever-important footwear.

Cast Change: Yasmine Naghdi to dance in Onegin on 11 February 2015

Cast Change: Yasmine Naghdi to dance in Onegin on 11 February 2015

11 February 2015

Yasmine Naghdi to replace Yuhui Choe in the role of Olga for the matinee performance.