Iana Salenko, Principal of the Staatsoper Ballet Berlin; and Evgenia Obraztsova, Principal of the Bolshoi Ballet, will perform with The Royal Ballet this Autumn.
Iana Salenko will dance the role of Kitri in two performances of Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote with Steven McRae as Basilio on Saturday 5 and Tuesday 8 October. The Kiev-born dancer joined the Staatsoper Ballet Berlin in 2005 after dancing with the National Opera in Kiev.
Steven will be partnered on Friday 18 October by Royal Ballet Soloist Akane Takada, who makes her debut as Kitri.
Evgenia Obraztsova will dance the role of Juliet alongside Steven McRae in Romeo and Juliet on Tuesday 22 October and Thursday 14 November. The Bolshoi Principal first performed with The Royal Ballet in 2009, dancing in The Sleeping Beauty at Covent Garden. Evgenia joined the Bolshoi in 2012 after dancing with the Mariinsky Ballet.
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