Alina Cojocaru, guest star of Sarasota Ballet from Florida

One of the most famous ballet dancers in the world, the Romanian Alina Cojocaru, first ballerina of the Royal Ballet from London, will dance as special guest of the Sarasota Ballet from Florida, alongside her partner Johan Kobborg, in the season 2009-2010, reads the site of the institution.

Their first representation will be with “Giselle,” whose first night is scheduled on November 27.

Alina Cojocaru enjoyed great appreciation after her first show in “Giselle,” along with the Royal Ballet company. Kobborg, who has been first dancer of the Royal Danish Ballet, has now the same position in the Royal Ballet, and is also considered one of the best dancers of the world now.

Cojocaru and Kobborg have danced on the most important scenes of the world, among which with the Mariinsky Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet, and in Romania, together with the chorus line of the Bucharest National Opera.

Thus, the two will occupy the places which remained free after the departure of the main ballet dancers from Sarasota – Lauren Strongin, Saneyuki Kawashima, Kyoko Takeichi and Sergiy Mykhaylov.

Alina Cojocaru was born on May 27, 1981 in Bucharest, she studied in Kiev for seven year, and since 1997 she improved her art at the Royal Ballet School from London where she had obtained the Lausanne Award scholarship.

After the year in which she danced with the Ballet Company from Kiev, she returned to London where she was promoted first ballerina.

In 2002 she appeared for the first time on a Romanian stage, dancing in the title role from “Giselle.” She was distinguished with the National Order of Merit in the rank of Cavalier, for the performances through which she represents the Romanian talent on the major scenes of the world.

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