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Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Royal Ballet has just announced promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2013/14 Season.

Melissa Hamilton has been promoted to First Soloist.

Melissa Hamilton

Olivia Cowley, Elizabeth Harrod and Fumi Kaneko have all been promoted to Soloist.

Olivia Cowley

Olivia Cowley

Elizabeth Harrod

Fumi Kaneko

NOTA: Fumi Kaneko is the girl in the rehearsal video of the Nutcracker.

Hayley Forskitt, Francesca Hayward and Tristan Dyer have been promoted to First Artists.

Francesca Hayward and Tristan Dyer in “Infra”

Annette Buvoli and David Donnelly will join as Artists from The Royal Ballet School.

Masaya Yamamoto joins The Royal Ballet from the Prix de Lausanne.

Masaya Yamamoto

Masaya Yamamoto

As previously announced, Natalia Osipova joins the company as Principal, and Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Luca Acri and Marcelino Sambé joined as Artists during the 2012/2013 Season.

Leaving the company are Principals : Mara Galeazzi, Leanne Benjamin, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg.