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Tamara Rojo in conversation

By Royal Opera House

21 July 2011 at 5.18pm | 1 Comment

Did you manage to come along to the recent Insight evening, Royal Ballet principal dancer Tamara Rojo in conversation with the writer Luke Jennings? She spoke about her career, and passion for sustaining the art form.

"How did you start to dance?" asked Luke. Tamara replied:

I started in school. I went to all the afterschool clubs - everything except for ballet. My mum was was late one night, and the ballet teacher saw me standing alone and asked me to come inside. I went in and remember the shock of discovering this amazing world, where people moved in harmony. My teachers were all nuns except her. She was particularly beautiful in comparison. This young beauty, that smelt like flowers. I just wanted to be her when I grew up.

We've made an audio recording for anyone who missed it, or wants to hear it again.

By Royal Opera House

21 July 2011 at 5.18pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged Education, Luke Jennings, Tamara Rojo

This article has 1 comment

  1. Rosa Martorell responded on 2 November 2011 at 5:30pm Reply

    She seems to be an amazing person and one of the most beautiful ballerinas I've ever seen.

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