The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting this Autumn

The Royal Ballet announces Guest Casting

dancer in tap shoes on stage

Steven McRae as The Mad Hatter Photograph : ROH/Johan Persson


The Royal Ballet has announced that two guest principals have been invited to perform at Covent Garden this Autumn.

Evgenia Obraztsova, Principal of The Bolshoi Ballet, and Iana Salenko, Principal of Staatsoper Berlin, will dance roles in Carlos Acosta’s new production of Don Quixote and Romeo & Juliet.

Evgenia Obraztsova

Evgenia Obraztsova will dance Juliet, partnered by Steven McRae on Tuesday 22 October and Thursday 14 November. The Bolshoi Principal first performed with The Royal Ballet in 2009 in The Sleeping Beauty.

Iana Salenko

Iana Salenko will dance Kitri in two performances of Carlos Acosta’s Don Quixote with Steven McRae as Basilio on Saturday 5 and Tuesday 8 October.

McRae will be partnered on Friday 18 October by Royal Ballet Soloist Akane Takada, who makes her debut as Kitri.

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