Yasmine Naghdi

Principal ballerina of The Royal Ballet.

She joined The Royal Ballet in 2010. She was promoted to First Artist in 2012, Soloist in 2014, First Soloist in 2016 and to Principal ballerina in 2017.

Born in London, she trained at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge and Upper School. In 2009 she won the “Young British Dancer of the Year” competition.

Her major roles with the Royal Ballet Company include Odette/Odile (Swan Lake),  Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Giselle, Tatiana (Onegin), Kitri (Don Quixote), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Swanilda (Coppelia), The Firebird,  Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Mathilde Kschessinska (Anastasia), 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 pas de deux,  Central pas de deux (Within the Golden Hour), Symphonic Variations. 

Her further repertory includes Le Corsaire Grand pas de deux, Sylvia Act III pas de deux, Ballet Imperial (Balanchine), Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds (Jewels), Tarantella (Balanchine), The Four Temperaments (Balanchine), The Girl (The Invitation), and in works by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon.

She was nominated for Best Female Dancer at the 2018 Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards.

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