Carlos Acosta appointed to a high post of the U.K. Royal Ballet
The outstanding Cuban dancer and choreographer, Carlos Acosta, has just been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Royal Ballet School, the first ballet company in the United Kingdom, which recognizes the talent and prestige of the famous artist.
According to information released in the Cuban capital, Acosta expressed his satisfaction with the appointment and said he hopes to bring a broader perspective to the direction and future plans of the school.
The presence and influence of the Birmingham Royal Ballet on the Board provides a golden opportunity to celebrate our historic relationship with The Royal Ballet School, added the dancer.
For his part, Christopher Rodrigues, president of the Royal Ballet School noted that “I am delighted to welcome Carlos Acosta to our Board of Directors. I know that he will bring passion and his clear vision of the future of dance to the school”.
Acosta, considered one of the great classical dancers of his generation, has obtained numerous awards for his ballet performance, including: Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne (1990), Dance Award from the Princess Grace Foundation, United States (1995) and Laurence Olivier Award (2006).
He has danced as a leading figure in companies such as the Royal Ballet of London, the National Ballet of Cuba, the Houston Ballet, the American Ballet Theater, the Bolshoi Theater Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, the English National Ballet, the Australian Ballet.
In 2016, he founded his own company, Acosta Danza, in Havana, which is defined as a space for renewal, search and experimentation.