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Yasmine Naghdi

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Yasmine Naghdi in action.
Yasmine Naghdi and Dawid Trzensimiech in Onegin, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2013

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), Rose Fairy (The Nutcracker), First Sylph (La Sylphide), Fairy of the Woodland Glade and Florestan's Sister (The Sleeping Beauty), Young Shepherdess (The Winter's Tale), finale pas de deux (Infra), pas de trois (Raymonda Act III), pas de six (Giselle) and roles in 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.

Videos

News and features

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

26 August 2014

A number of Royal Ballet dancers are performing extracts from iconic dance works.

What's in dancers' ballet bags?

What's in dancers' ballet bags?

17 July 2014

Marianela Nuñez and Yasmine Naghdi reveal the rehearsal and performance essentials that they can't do without.

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

3 July 2014

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

Competition: Win tickets to a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal Insights event

Competition: Win tickets to a Royal Ballet in Rehearsal Insights event

25 March 2014

Guess how many pointe shoes The Company use in a week, and share via social media for a chance to win.

Watch: Discover four centuries of dance history

Watch: Discover four centuries of dance history

19 July 2013

As the 2012/13 Royal Ballet Season draws to a close, explore the history of ballet with Ballet Evolved.

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