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TAMARA ROJO

Tamara Rojo (1976) is a ballerina who combines the classic ballet style with innovation and who began her training in Madrid where she made her début as a professional in the Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid).

With barely twenty years of age she was awarded the gold medal and the judges' prize, unanimously, from the International Dance Contest in Paris. Immediately after she was invited by Galina Sansova to interpret, with the Scottish Ballet, the classic female leading roles in The Swan Lake, The Nutcraker, La Sylphide (Bournonville) and Romeo and Juliet.

Along with the English Nacional Ballet, Tamara Rojo was nominated, by the London Times, "Dance revelation of the year" in 1997. In this Ballet Company she created the role of Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) and Clara in Derek Deane's production of The Nutcracker and she interpreted the great universal roles as The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella as well as The Sphinx, Voluntaires and Three Preludes.

In the spring of 2000, Sir Anthony Dowell invited Tamara to be a part of the Royal Ballet as a leading artist. In the prestigious Royal British Ballet Company she has combined the classic roles with the genuine characters from the english ballet; from Giselle, Juliet and Cinderella to Manon and she has also interpreted many other roles implying great challanges like Carmen and Mayerling.

As Guest Star she has danced with The Ballet of the Opera of Nice, Ente Publico Arena de Verona, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Ballet Deutsch Oper Berlin, Teatro Alla Scala and has participated in numerous international galas.

During her artistic career she has been awarded important prizes and honours, among those: the Spanish Royal Gold Medal of Fine Arts, the Critics Circle dance Award and the Barclay Theater Award and many others nominations and prizes.

To Tamara Rojo, the dance has to conform the conceptual proposals with the charm. This is the reason why the examines, with such dedication, each role to be able to interpret the profound significance and consequently, succeed in communicating it to the audience.



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