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Yasmine Naghdi

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

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 with 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), Justine (Frankenstein), finale pas de deux (Infra), pas de trois (Raymonda Act III), Zulme and pas de six (Giselle) and in Symphonic Variations, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, Monotones I, Rhapsody, La Valse, Jewels, Romeo and Juliet, Asphodel Meadows, Viscera, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Within the Golden Hour, 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.

Videos

News and features

Watch: 'Opera, Ballet and the Bard' Insights event on demand.

Watch: 'Opera, Ballet and the Bard' Insights event on demand.

15 April 2016

Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.

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.

Photos

Matthew Ball as Romeo and Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi, Tristan Dyer and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Florestan and His Sisters in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Matthew Ball as Lensky and Yasmine Naghdi as Olga in Onegin

Genesia Rosato, Yasmine Naghdi and Kristen McNally in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

David Donnelly and Yasmine Naghdi in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Romany Pajdak, Yasmine Naghdi and Tristan Dyer in Monotones I, The Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet in rehearsal

Yasmine Naghdi and James Hay in Polyphonia

Soloist Yasmine Naghdi supporting The Royal Ballet's Pointe Shoes Appeal

Yasmine Naghdi and Dawid Trzensimiech in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet in rehearsal

Yasmine Naghdi and David Donnelly in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Nicol Edmonds and Yasmine Naghdi in Joshua Beamish's Excerpts from a Study of Giselle, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Yasmine Naghdi and Johannes Stepanek in Infra, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi and Dawid Trzensimiech in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet in rehearsal

Royal Ballet in rehearsal

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Ballo della regina

Matthew Ball as Lensky and Yasmine Naghdi as Olga in Onegin, The Royal Ballet

David Donnelly and Yasmine Naghdi in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi and Thomas Whitehead in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi and Thomas Whitehead in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Thomas Whitehead and Yasmine Naghdi in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi and Thomas Whitehead in rehearsal for The Invitation, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi and Marcelino Sambé with our Pointe Shoe Tower - showing the number of pointe shoes used by The Royal Ballet in a week

Yasmine Naghdi and James Hay in Polyphonia