Image: English National Ballet dancers in Romeo & Juliet ©Bill Cooper

We’re so pleased to welcome Aaron Robison to the Company as Lead Principal.

Joining us from San Francisco Ballet where he was a Principal dancer, Aaron starts today ahead of our performances of Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet at Southbank Centre this August.

Born in Coventry, Aaron Robison is excited to be returning to the UK, having started his career at Birmingham Royal Ballet before joining Corella Ballet, Houston Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Career highlights include being awarded first place at the Young British Dancer of the Year, Gold Medal at Seoul’s International Ballet Competition, and having claimed First Prize at the Prix de Lausanne in 2004.

Aaron Robison.

On joining, Aaron said:

“After dancing abroad for the last seven years, I am very excited to be coming home and joining English National Ballet. What the Company has achieved under the artistic directorship of Tamara Rojo is extremely exciting and something that I wanted to be part of. I am really looking forward to dancing next season’s amazing repertoire with the Company.”

Cesar Corrales, Isaac Hernandez and James Forbat in Romeo & Juliet © Bill Cooper

Our Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo said:

“Aaron is an incredibly talented dancer, who has experience in performing a wide variety of repertoire. Having witnessed his amazing performances over the years I am thrilled that he’s now returning to UK audiences. It gives me great pleasure to welcome Aaron to English National Ballet.”

Today Aaron is starting rehearsals for Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet. He will be making his debut with the Company, and in the role of Romeo, during performances at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 1 – 5 August. Full Principal casting to be announced shortly. For more information and to book, click here.

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