Alina Cojocaru, Principal Ballerina on creating her new show, her love of dance and some unexpected words of wisdom

Alina Cojocaru. Photo by Morgan Norman

Alina Cojocaru is the much loved principal with the English National Ballet and guest artist with the Hamburg Ballet who has garnered adoring fans and numerous accolades throughout her illustrious career.

We’re in for a real treat as Alina is presenting her own curated programme of classical and contemporary pieces at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, simply called: ‘Alina at Sadler’s Wells’.

In this podcast, Alina talks about how she selected each piece for her programme that includes Sir Frederick Ashton’s divine Marguerite and Armand. She also gives a heartfelt introduction to the special guests who’ll be joining her on stage, including her partner the Danish ballet star Johan Kobborg.

The softly spoken ballerina shares her experience gained from dancing with The Royal Ballet, Kiev National Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and ENB. She takes us behind the scenes of her dance life and gives an insight into curating her own show. And lastly, Alina gives some pearls of wisdom for the next generation of dancers, some of which may be surprising.

A wonderful conversation with an incredible dancer, a deeply considered artist and an inspiring woman.

Alina at Sadler’s Wells runs from 20 to 23 February.

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Alina Cojocaru. Photo by Morgan Norman
Alina Cojocaru. Photo by Morgan Norman
Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg. Photo by Morgan Norman
Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg. Photo by Morgan Norman
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