7 February 2018 at 2.08pm | 9 Comments
Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez celebrates 20 years with the Company this Season and marked the moment in style with a traditional flower throw after a recent performance of Giselle. Footage of the curtain call is now available to watch on-demand.
Born in Argentina, Marianela joined the Company in 1998 from The Royal Ballet School before being promoted to First Soloist in 2000 and to Principal in 2002 aged 20. Since then she has performed all the leading roles in the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertory and received the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.
'The journey I've had since I arrived here has been everything that I wanted and more', said Marianela. 'To have a career in this house with The Royal Ballet has been a dream come true'.
Reserved for moments of celebration, the Covent Garden tradition of the flower throw is a reflection of the area's heyday as a working market and sees fans showering Royal Ballet greats with blooms, forming a carpet at the dancer's feet.