Multi award-winning Russian classical ballerina Natalia Osipova is a major star in the dance world. She started formal ballet training at age 8, joining the Bolshoi Ballet at age 18 and dancing many of the art forms biggest roles. After leaving the Bolshoi in 2011, she joined American Ballet Theatre as a guest dancer and later the Mikhailovsky Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet as a principal in2013 after her guest appearance in Swan Lake. For this brand new production, Natalia experiments with the contemporary genre as she strives for new ways of artistic expression. The programme, the first ever to be commissioned by her, features new work inspired by this unique dancer, by three contemporary choreographers: Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Russel Maliphant, alongside Opera House regular Arthur Pita. Programme: New trio choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (James O’Hara, Jason Kitlleburger & Natalia Osipova). New duet choreographed by Russel Maliphant (Natalia Osipova & dancer TBC). New solo choreographed by Arthur Pita (Natalia Osipova).