Nadia Mullova-Barley

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


British-Russian dancer Nadia Mullova-Barley is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season and was promoted to Artist in 2018 and First Artist in 2023.

Mullova-Barley began dancing aged seven. She trained at West London School of Dance before entering The Royal Ballet Lower School, graduating through the School. Awards include the School’s Ninette de Valois Choreographic Award in 2011. Roles while a student include in Les Patineurs, Concerto and Les Syphildes at the annual matinees. 

Mullova-Barley’s professional engagements while a student include dancing with The Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Anastasia and Mayerling

With the Company, her roles include Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty), Spanish (The Nutcracker and Swan Lake), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet) and in Light of Passage and Solo Echo. She created a role in Pam Tanowitz's Secret Things.

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