After 10 years, the artistic director of the English National Ballet resigns and joins the company in San Francisco
- The artistic director of the English National Ballet is leaving to join the show in San Francisco
- Tamara Rojo (47) resigns after ten years in the role and moves to America
- The Spaniard is credited with the female talent in her ballet work
She is considered the most powerful woman in ballet – and is now leaving the UK for America.
Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English National Ballet, is leaving after ten years in office.
The 47-year-old Spaniard is credited with promoting women’s talent, creating more than 40 works by female choreographers and also staging visionary performances.
Spanish ballerina Tamara Rojo, 47, (pictured) of the Royal Ballet, plays Princess Aurora during the Sleeping Beauty rehearsal at the Royal Opera House in London.
Rojo in Sleeping Beauty for the English National Ballet. The star will travel to America to join the company in San Francisco
At the end of the year, he will leave the company and join the San Francisco Ballet as its first artistic director.
“I’ve never worked with a woman creator in my own career.”
“The conversation has moved on,” The Times told.
Born in Canada to Spanish parents, Miss Rojo gave bold performances in 2016, such as Giselle in the new form of Akram Khan.
Former lead dancer The Royal Ballet said it was time for someone new to take the English National Ballet “to the next step”.
Together with his partner Isaac Hernandez (31), who is a principal of ballet in San Francisco, he has a nine-month-old son, Mateo.