The Royal Ballet has announced that two guest principals have been invited to perform at Covent Garden this Autumn.
Principals of Staatsoper Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet to perform in Don Quixote and Romeo and Juliet.
Evgenia Obraztsova, Principal of The Bolshoi Ballet, and Iana Salenko, Principal of Staatsoper Berlin, will dance roles in Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote and Romeo & Juliet.
Evgenia Obraztsova will dance Juliet, partnered by Steven McRae on Tuesday 22 October and Thursday 14 November. The Bolshoi Principal first performed with The Royal Ballet in 2009 in The Sleeping Beauty.
Iana Salenko will dance Kitri in two performances of Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote with Steven McRae as Basilio on Saturday 5 and Tuesday 8 October.
McRae 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.