Ballet Icons Gala 2021 is back on stage at the London Coliseum on 26 November

A superb evening of world class ballet – BACK ON STAGE – CELEBRATION OF DANCE
Friday November 26th 2021 at the LONDON COLISEUM at 7pm
Tickets: £30-£175
Box office: 020 7845 9300 (London Coliseum ticket link here)

Maria Kochetkova and Daniil Simkin in La Sylphide (c) Jack Devant

The annual BALLET ICONS GALA, presented by Ensemble Productions, celebrates coming back on stage at the Coliseum on November 26th 2021 with a thrilling programme of world class ballet.

The programme, which celebrates the unique style, quality and sheer calibre of the Russian school of ballet training, will present global ballet stars including Natalia Osipova (Royal Ballet), Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet), Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet), Julian MacKay (San Francisco Ballet), Daniil Simkin (Staatsballett Berlin/ABT), Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo) and many more.

The Gala‘s 2021 programme will be another exciting celebration of classical and contemporary ballet performed by principal dancers from the UK and around the world. The Gala continues to be one of the world’s most impressive dance events. For one night only – 26 November 2021 – the Gala will bring together the world’s greatest ballet stars in a splendid performance – a night to remember!

The annual Ballet Icons Gala in London has been organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. The Gala’s programme pays tribute to the traditions of this beautiful genre of art – its old and contemporary masters.

Olga Balakleets, CEO of Ensemble Productions says, ‘What a delight to celebrate ballet and dance again and to bring together so many wonderful dancers from all around the world under the umbrella of the Ballet Icons Gala. The break from live performances made us realize how precious they are and on 26 November we are excited to present a new splendid programme which apart from much loved classics will include contemporary masterpieces and several world’s premieres.’

Yasmine Naghdi and Marcelino Sambé (c) Jack Devant

The Ballet Icons Gala 2021 programme will include five UK premieres amongst much loved ballet repertoire, such as The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Paquita, inspiring works by leading contemporary choreographers, and a number of world premieres including works by dancers such as Sergio Bernal and Giuseppe Picone. The dancing will be accompanied by the English National Ballet Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Pope and the dancers appearing (in alphabetical order) are:

Aitor Arrieta (English National Ballet)
Léonore Baulac (Paris Opera Ballet)
Sergio Bernal (former Principal, the National Ballet of Spain)
Filipa de Castro (National Ballet of Portugal)
Jeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet)
Jakob Feyferlik (Dutch National Ballet)
Francesco Gabriele Frola (English National Ballet)
Matthew Golding (former Principal, the Royal Ballet)
Katja Khaniukova (English National Ballet)
Maria Kochetkova (English National Ballet)
Liudmila Konovalova (Vienna State Ballet)
Lucía Lacarra (former Principal, the Bavarian State Ballet)
Julian MacKay (San Francisco Ballet)
Maia Makhateli (Dutch National Ballet)
Nicoletta Manni (Teatro alla Scala)
Vadim Muntagirov (The Royal Ballet)
Yasmine Naghdi (The Royal Ballet)
Marianela Núñez (The Royal Ballet)
Ksenia Ovsyanick (Berlin State Ballet)
Natalia Osipova (The Royal Ballet)
Giuseppe Picone (Teatro di San Carlo)
Carlos Pinillos (National Ballet of Portugal)
Marcelino Sambé (The Royal Ballet)
Daniil Simkin (Berlin State Ballet)
Denis Vieira (The Bavarian State Ballet)

Organisers reserve the right to make alterations to the casting where unavoidable.

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