Royal Ballet promotions

Published: 21 May 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Anna Rose O'Sullivan in Concerto Credit: Tristram Kenton
Cesar Corrales as Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty Credit: Helen Maybanks
Mayara Magri in Dances at a Gathering Credit: Bill Cooper
Joseph Sissens in The Illustrated Farewell Credit: Tristram Kenton

Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare has announced promotions for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.

Fumi Kaneko and Cesar Corrales are promoted to Principal this season with immediate effect. Mayara Magri and Anna Rose O’Sullivan are promoted to Principal with effect from September 2021.

Fumi Kaneko’s first performance as a Principal of The Royal Ballet will be in Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour on 20 May 2021. Her other appearances this season will also include George Balanchine’s Apollo and Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering. Cesar Corrales’s first performance as a Principal will be in Crystal Pite’s Solo Echo on 18 May. He will also make his debut in Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux.

Mayara Magri and Anna Rose O’Sullivan will both be performing in several of the ballets in the mixed programmes this season and will debut as Principal dancers in the 2021/22 Season.

With immediate effect, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Nicol Edmonds and Calvin Richardson have been promoted to First Soloist, Gina Storm-Jensen and Joseph Sissens have been promoted to Soloist and Leticia Dias, Mariko Sasaki and Harry Churches have been promoted to First Artist.