Luca Acri

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet


Luca Acri is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company during the 2012/13 Season, promoted to First Artist in 2014, Soloist in 2015 and First Soloist in 2019. 

Acri began his training at the Acri-Horimoto Ballet Academy in Japan, and was a finalist for the 2010 Prix de Lausanne. That year he entered The Royal Ballet Upper School, where his performances included Franz’s solo from Coppélia

Acri’s repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Hilarion (Giselle), Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Franz (Coppélia), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Alain (La Fille mal gardée), Puck (The Dream), Bluebird and Florestan (The Sleeping Beauty), Gypsy Boy (The Two Pigeons), Lescaut and Beggar Chief (Manon), Brother Clown (The Winter's Tale), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Henry Clerval (Frankenstein), Bratfisch (Mayerling), Benno and pas de trois (Swan Lake), one of the three gardeners (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Rascal (Don Quixote), Step-Sister (Cinderella) and in Solo Echo, Dances at a Gathering, Jewels, Symphonic Variations, Within the Golden Hour, Chroma, Multiverse, Aeternum, Woolf Works, Asphodel Meadows, Corybantic Games and Like Water for Chocolate. He has created roles in Alastair Marriott’s Connectome, Liam Scarlett’s The Age of Anxiety and Symphonic Dances, Hofesh Shechter’s Untouchable, Wayne McGregor’s Obsidian Tear and The Dante Project and Crystal Pite's Light of Passage.

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