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Yasmine Naghdi

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


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 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.