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Amour in Don Quixote ©️ Dancersdiary


DATE :  Monday 8 April 2024 at 7.30pm 🇬🇧  

*** Please note due to RB rehearsal schedule, this event will start at the later time of 7.30pm ***



Brazilian dancer Isabella Gasparini is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company in January 2014 as an Artist, promoted to Soloist in 2019 and First Soloist in 2023.

Gasparini was born in São Paulo and trained at Ballet Marcia Lago (her mother’s school), with Toshie Kobayashi and at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined Northern Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to coryphée in 2011. Roles with the company included Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Cecile (Dangerous Liaisons), Odile (Swan Lake), Beatrice (Ondine), pas de deux (Don Quixote) and roles in Beauty and the Beast and Perpetuum mobile. She created the title role in Ugly Duckling, Northern Ballet’s first children's ballet.

Gasparini left Northern Ballet in May 2013 and danced as a freelancer with English National Ballet in Swan Lake in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall and The Nutcracker. She has also danced with New English Ballet Theatre, for which she created the role of Wife in Andrew McNichol’s The Kreutzer Sonata. In 2021 she returned to Northern Ballet as a guest artist to perform the role of Madame Truvel in Dangerous Liaisons.

Gasparini’s Royal Ballet roles have included The Fairy Spring and The Fairy Autumn (Cinderella), Clara and Rose Fairy (The Nutcracker), Princess Florine and Fairy of the Song Bird and Enchanted Garden (The Sleeping Beauty), Blue Girl (Les Patineurs), Mercedes and Amour (Don Quixote), Neapolitan and Prince Siegfried's Sister (Swan Lake), Princess Stephanie and Princess Louise (Mayerling), Justine (Frankenstein), Lead peasant and Zulme (Giselle), Vera (A Month in the Country) and in ‘Emeralds’ (Jewels), Light of Passage, Woolf Works, Rhapsody, Scènes de Ballet, Solo Echo, Viscera and The Dante Project. She has created roles in Flight Pattern, Untouchable, Symphonic Dances, Corybantic Games, Woolf Works, and Chencha in Like Water for Chocolate

Gasparini has guested in Brazil in the roles of Kitri in Don Quixote and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. Her awards include gold medal in the 2003 Youth America Grand Prix. She recently completed her BA Honours Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing with The Open University.


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