Principal Ballerina - The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London
Spanish dancer Laura Morera is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 1995, promoted to First Artist in 1998, Soloist in 1999, First Soloist in 2002 and Principal in 2007.
Morera was born in Madrid and trained locally before joining The Royal Ballet School aged 11. Her repertory with the Company includes Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Anastasia, Lykanion (Daphnis and Chloë), Diana (Sylvia), Gypsy Girl (The Two Pigeons), Effie (La Sylphide), Tatiana (Onegin), Giselle, Kitri (Don Quixote), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Manon and Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon), Mary Vetsera, Mitzi Caspar and Marie Larisch (Mayerling), the Queen of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Paulina (The Winter’s Tale), Titania (The Dream), Acosta’s Carmen and roles in other works by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Mikhail Fokine, William Forsythe, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Jerome Robbins and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. Her awards include Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) in the 2015 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for her performances as Lise with The Royal Ballet.
Morera’s many role creations include Kim Brandstrup’s Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story, McGregor’s Qualia and Wheeldon’s Tryst. She has worked extensively with Liam Scarlett creating roles in Of Mozart, Asphodel Meadows, Sweet Violets, Hansel and Gretel, The Age of Anxiety and most recently Elisabeth in Frankenstein, as well as performing in pieces such as Viscera and Symphonic Dances.
Laura has danced with Dance Tours Productions 'A night of Royal Elegance' shows on all occasions in Japan and around the world and teaches regularly for Dance Tours.