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Alina Cojocaru wins Benois de la Danse award

Award in recognition of performances with Hamburg Ballet.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

24 May 2012 at 5.25pm | 6 Comments

Alina Cojocaru as The Sylph in La Sylphide © Johan Persson/ROH 2005

Principal of The Royal Ballet Alina Cojocaru was named one of the Laureates at the prestigious Benois de la Danse awards.

The Romanian dancer was presented with the award for best performance by a ballerina at a ceremony this week at the Bolshoi for her performance as Julie in Hamburg Ballet's production of Liliom. Her co-star Carsten Jung won one of two awards for best performance by male dancers.

Upcoming performances by Alina with The Royal Ballet include roles in La Sylphide and A Month in the Country.


By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

24 May 2012 at 5.25pm

This article has been categorised Awards, Ballet and tagged A Month in the Country, Alina Cojocaru, Bolshoi, Frederick Ashton, Hamburg Ballet, Johan Kobborg, La Sylphide

This article has 6 comments

  1. Jim responded on 25 May 2012 at 1:39am Reply

    Congratulations! Alina. You are so fabulous! cannot wait to see you in La Sylphide!

  2. Congratulations Alina! We are very proud of you!

  3. Congratulatiions Alina. You are my very favorite of all favorite ballet dancers!

  4. Eddie Maxwell responded on 18 June 2012 at 6:55pm Reply

    Congratulations to Ms. Cojocaru! Wouldn't it be lovely if the Company got this ballet so we could see her in it.

  5. I have really two very favorite balerinas,Alina Cojocauro and Evgenia Obratzsova of The Boshoi Ballet,can`t make up my mind wich one I like,both are soi beautyful and so musical,very lyrical and so poetical in style and gracefulness that it`s hard to tell them apart when the both dance even though, these two wonderful ladies are so very different in personality,one is more outgoing than the other. "I wish them both great sucess for many years to come,now I omly wish I could se both these wonderful ballerinas in person someday.

  6. Jack de Gruiter responded on 19 April 2013 at 1:37pm Reply

    A rather late "Congratulations Alina on getting the Benois Award". you certainly have been my favourite Royal Ballet Principal since I first saw you. I endorse what Terry Cash's comments on 22nd November. I am sorry we shan't see you dance Nikia in tomorrow's performance of "La Bayadere".

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