Begoña Cao Principal

Birthplace
London, UK

Training
Arts Educational School London, Royal Ballet Upper School

English National Ballet
Joined 1997, Junior Soloist 2000, Soloist 2003, First Soloist 2008, Principal 2009

Favourite roles
Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet (Nureyev), Giselle (Skeaping), Zobeide in Schéhérazade, Carmen (Petit) and Manon (MacMillan)

Career highlights
A Million Kisses to my Skin
by David Dawson and creating roles in Wayne Eagling’s Resolution and Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin. Summer 2011 leading role in Roland Petit’s Carmen at the London Coliseum. Spring 2015 William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and appearing as Frida Kahlo in Broken Wings, choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Sadler’s Wells, 2016

Other info
Has toured with Carlos Acosta and hosted a Dance Gala in 2009 in aid of two London children’s charities. She has guested with National Ballet of Tokyo in Roland Petit’s La Chauve-souris.

"But the real revelation is Begoña Cao…The work unlocks her, and she’s amazing"
The Observer
on In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

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