Yasmine Naghdi

Principal of The Royal Ballet
Yasmine Naghdi in Dances at a Gathering
Yasmine Naghdi in Dances at a Gathering
Yasmine Naghdi in Dances at a Gathering


Yasmine Naghdi is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet in 2010, was promoted to First Artist in 2012, Soloist in 2014, First Soloist in 2016 and Principal in 2017.

Naghdi's leading roles with the Company include Odette/Odile (Swan Lake),Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Tatiana (Onegin), Giselle, Cinderella, Kitri (Don Quixote), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Swanilda (Coppélia), Baroness Mary Vetsera, Countess Marie Larish (Mayerling), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Firebird (The Firebird), Mathilde Kschessinska (Anastasia), Tita (Like Water for Chocolate), Irina (Winter Dreams), Terpsichore (Apollo), Young Girl (The Two Pigeons), Stop Time Rag and Bethena/Concert Waltz (Elite Syncopations), Pink Girl (Dances at a Gathering), Concerto 2nd Movement, Within the Golden Hour central Pas de deux, Symphonic Variations, Scènes de ballet, Balanchine's Jewels, Tarantella, The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C, Theme and Variations, Ballo della Regina, La Valse, and Serenade, and in various works by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon. She created a role in Zucchetti's Prima.

Her further repertory includes Le Corsaire Grand Pas de deux, Sylvia Act III Pas de deux, Le Parc (Angelin Preljocaj), Three Preludes (Ben Stevenson) and Ballet Imperial (George Balanchine).

She was born in London and trained at The Royal Ballet School (White Lodge and Upper School). As a student she won the "Young British Dancer of the Year" competition in 2009. She was nominated for Best Female Dancer at the 2018 Critic's Circle National Dance.

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Watch Yasmine in performances on Royal Opera House Stream. You can also watch her exclusive interview as part of the Spotlight on... series.

  • Ballet and dance

Spotlight on... Yasmine Naghdi

23 minutes

Yasmine Naghdi discusses her career with The Royal Ballet in this new series, exclusively on Royal Opera House Stream.

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