Here are the latest promotions, appointments, and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from June 2023.
Christopher Wheeldon’s latest work is a retelling of Mexican author Laura Esquivel’s magical-realist novel Like Water for Chocolate, portraying the intense, doomed love between Pedro and Tita, a young woman who pours her unrequited emotions into her cooking.
In this short film, part of a series called “Figures,” Royal Ballet principal dancer Marcelino Sambé opens up about his life as a Black, queer ballet dancer. Set over short clips of Sambé dancing in his home country of Portugal, an audio recording shares his words about struggling with his identity as a classical dancer—and […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Alejandro Cerrudo has been named Pacific Northwest Ballet’s first resident choreographer. Kyle Davis has been promoted to principal. Paris Opéra Ballet étoile Eleonora Abbagnato will give her final performance May 18. Manuel Legris has been […]
Marcelino Sambé has been an ebullient presence at The Royal Ballet since he joined the company in 2012. A prizewinner at Moscow International Ballet Competition and Youth America Grand Prix, the Portuguese dancer earned a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School’s Upper School and shone from the start in virtuosic variations, with technique that was […]