English National Ballet have announced principal casting for Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty at the London Colisuem .
Lead Principals Alina Cojocaru and Joseph Caley, Lead Principals Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández, and Principals Shiori Kase and Cesar Corrales debut in the roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré respectively.
Lead Principal Erina Takahashi reprises the role of Princess Aurora, dancing alongside last year’s joint winner of the Emerging Dancer Award, Soloist Aitor Arrieta, who debuts in the role of Prince Désiré.
Also debuting in the lead roles are Lead Principal Aaron Robison and world reknown ballet star Guest Artist, Maria Alexandrova.
Maria Alexandrova’s performances in The Sleeping Beauty are her first with a UK Company. Born in Moscow, Alexandrova trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy.
She won Gold Medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition in 1997 and joined the Bolshoi Ballet shortly after, becoming Principal in 2004
This revival of MacMillan’s magical production of The Sleeping Beauty coincides with the recent anniversary of his death, and follows the Company’s performances of MacMillan’s masterpiece Song of the Earth in the autumn/winter.
The Sleeping Beauty is booking from 6 June 2018 until 16 June 2018 at the London Coliseum.