Bucharest, Romania

Kiev State Choreographic Institute and Royal Ballet Upper School

English National Ballet
Joined 2013

Previous companies
Kiev Ballet (Principal dancer 1998), The Royal Ballet (Corps de ballet 1999, Soloist 2000, Principal 2001)

Favourite roles
Giselle, Julie (Liliom), Marguerite Gautier (The Lady of the Camellias), Tatiana (Onegin) and Manon

Career highlights
Every minute spent in the studio with John Neumeier and being on stage in his ballets and every role prepared and performed with Johan Kobborg

Other info
Critics’ Circle Award (2017 Outstanding Female Performance – Classical);  ‘Dancer of the year’ German Dance Critics Award (2012); Benois de la Danse (2012 Best Female Dancer, Liliom); ‘Ballerina of the Decade’ Award (Moscow 2010); VIP Romanian Music and Performing Arts Award (2010); The Nijinsky Award (2004 Best Female Dancer); Benois de la Danse (2004 Best Female Dancer, Giselle); 1 Internationaler Movimentos Tanz Preis (2004 Best Female Dancer); Nagoya International Ballet Competition (Gold Medal); Prix de Lausanne (1997 winner); Critics’ Circle Dance Award (2002 Best female dancer); April 2002 she was given by the President of Romania Ion Iliescu, the medal of Cavaler of Romania (Ordinul national ‘Pentru Merit’ in gradul de cavaler)

Alina Cojocaru’s line, her beautiful extensions and airy jumps, her wraithlike, weightless quality are all gorgeous. This is technique rendered invisible by artistry
The New York Times

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