From: Bucharest, Romania. LA Opera: the Digital Short Between the Rooms (2021).
Alina Cojocaru trained in Kiev for seven years before joining the Royal Ballet School in 1997. Upon completion of her training, six months later, she returned to Kiev, to join the company as a principal dancer. In 1999, she joined the Royal Ballet Company and, at the end of the season, was promoted to soloist. In 2001, she was promoted to the rank of principal dancer after her performance of Giselle.
Ms. Cojocaru joined the English National Ballet in 2013 as a leading principal dancer, while appearing as a regular guest artist with the Hamburg Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and with companies worldwide. She left the English National Ballet in 2020 and continues to perform as a permanent guest artist with the Hamburg Ballet, where she recently created the role of Laura Wingfield in the world premiere of John Neumeier's The Glass Menagerie.
Ms. Cojocaru has organized galas in Romania and in London for the Romanian charity Hospice of Hope over the last few years. In 2012, she premiered her Alina Cojocaru - Dream Project in Tokyo, which she directed and staged, while performing with friends and colleagues from the Tokyo Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, English National Ballet and Royal Ballet.
As a guest artist, she has performed with the Kirov Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hamburg Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Zurich Ballet, National Ballet of Portugal, La Scala Ballet, Nacional Ballet Of Cuba, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, National Ballet of Romania, South African Ballet Theater, Kremlin Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Zagreb Ballet. Galas with the Hamburg Ballet, La Scala Ballet, National Ballet Of China, Ballet Basel, National Ballet of Latvia, Munich Ballet, Dortmund Ballet, National Ballet of Finland, Morphoses Company, The 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th World Ballet Festival (Tokyo) as well as galas in South Korea, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, USA and Denmark.