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Carlos Acosta

 
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Bio:
Carlos Acosta is known internationally for his grace and athleticism as a dancer. Having performed in some of the worlds greatest companies including Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, ABT, and England's Royal Ballet, it is his tremendous ability to convey emotion, and the sheer joy of dancing that ... (read complete bio)
 
Carlos Acosta Headshot

Bio:
Carlos Acosta is known internationally for his grace and athleticism as a dancer. Having performed in some of the worlds greatest companies including Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, ABT, and England's Royal Ballet, it is his tremendous ability to convey emotion, and the sheer joy of dancing that ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2016]
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Carlos Acosta Biography

Carlos Acosta is known internationally for his grace and athleticism as a dancer. Having performed in some of the worlds greatest companies including Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, ABT, and England's Royal Ballet, it is his tremendous ability to convey emotion, and the sheer joy of dancing that transcends to every member of the audience, which people remember the most. Carlos has danced almost every classical role from Macmillan to Balanchine right through to his more recent contemporary roles and never fails to bring a unique quality and magnetism to every movement. As well as a dancer and choreographer, Carlos has also written his very honest and heartfelt autobiography, 'No Way Home' - which proved a UK bestseller and went on to be published in several other countries including North America, Australia and Germany. Now he has even completed his first work of fiction.

Carlos Acosta Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Carlos AcostaGuys And Dolls

Carlos Acosta News

Ballet Cl√°sico De San Petersburgo Presents La Bella Durmiente Next Month Photo Ballet Cl√°sico De San Petersburgo Presents La Bella Durmiente Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2023

'El Ballet Cl√°sico de San Petersburgo', una de las mejores y m√°s importantes compa√Ī√≠as de ballet cl√°sico, llega a nuestro pa√≠s desde la ciudad cuna de los grandes ballets.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Returns To Wolverhampton Grand Theatre With New BRB2 Photo Birmingham Royal Ballet Returns To Wolverhampton Grand Theatre With New BRB2
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2023

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced the launch of its new company BRB2 which will be visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Saturday 24 June 2023 as part of its inaugural UK tour with CARLOS ACOSTA'S CLASSICAL SELECTION.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces BRB2 Company and UK Tour Photo Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces BRB2 Company and UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2023

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced the launch of its new company BRB2 and its inaugural UK tour in April - June 2023.

Ballet Cl√°sico De San Petersburgo Presents La Bella Durmiente in March Photo Ballet Cl√°sico De San Petersburgo Presents La Bella Durmiente in March
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2023

‚ÄúEl Ballet Cl√°sico de San Petersburgo‚ÄĚ, una de las mejores y m√°s importantes compa√Ī√≠as de ballet cl√°sico, llega a nuestro pa√≠s desde la ciudad cuna de los grandes ballets.

Acosta Danza Presents SPECTRUM, a Vibrant Dance Programme of Premieres and Revivals Photo Acosta Danza Presents SPECTRUM, a Vibrant Dance Programme of Premieres and Revivals
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

This January, Acosta Danza returns to the Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre with Spectrum, an exciting programme of premieres and revivals with a mix of contemporary, classical and Cuban influences. Launched in 2015 by former Royal Ballet Principal dancer Carlos Acosta, Acosta Danza has established itself as one of the world's leading contemporary dance companies.  

Polina Semionova Will Guest Perform With Birmingham Royal Ballet in SWAN LAKE Photo Polina Semionova Will Guest Perform With Birmingham Royal Ballet in SWAN LAKE
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2022

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced that Polina Semionova, Resident Guest Principal Artist with the Berlin State Ballet and former Principal Artist with The American Ballet Theatre in New York, will guest perform the iconic dual lead role of Odette and Odile in the world's best-loved ballet, Swan Lake, with BRB next year.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Presents STILL LIFE at The Penguin Cafe Photo Birmingham Royal Ballet Presents STILL LIFE at The Penguin Cafe
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced the return of 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café, choreographed by Sir David Bintley, in a summer triple bIll at Birmingham Hippodrome from 8 - 11 June 2023, rounding off the Company's 2022-23 season.

New York City Opera to Present ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 in December Photo New York City Opera to Present ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 in December
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

New York City Opera will celebrate the holidays with All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at Sacred Heart University Community Theatre, presented in association with Bodhi Tree Concerts and with the support of Kings Alley.

Royal Ballet Principal Vadim Muntagirov Will Guest Perform In Birmingham Royal Ballet Photo Royal Ballet Principal Vadim Muntagirov Will Guest Perform In Birmingham Royal Ballet's SWAN LAKE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

To mark World Ballet Day, Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced that Vadim Muntagirov, Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet, will perform the role of Prince Siegfried in the world's best-loved ballet, Swan Lake, at Theatre Royal Plymouth for two nights only on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March 2023.

Elmhurst Ballet School Will Celebrate Its Centenary in 2023 Photo Elmhurst Ballet School Will Celebrate Its Centenary in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022

Elmhurst Ballet School, based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, is one of the world's top ballet schools and celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023. 

Carlos Acosta Videos

VIDEO: Meet Acosta Danza Artistic Director Carlos Acosta Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet Acosta Danza Artistic Director Carlos Acosta

by Alan Henry - Apr 9, 2018

International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta‚ÄĒwho has graced all the major stages with The Royal Ballet of London, American Ballet Theatre, and Houston Ballet‚ÄĒreturned to his hometown of Havana and assembled the finest performers from the worlds of contemporary dance and classical ballet to form his own company, Acosta Danza.

VIDEO: Preview City Center Studio Event - ¬°ADELANTE, CUBA! FESTIVAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Preview City Center Studio Event - ¬°ADELANTE, CUBA! FESTIVAL

by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2018

New York City Center today announced a studio series of master classes and conversations with artists and other guests as part of the ¬°Adelante, Cuba! Festival. This celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba begins Sunday, April 22, with an evening of music and conversation at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR featuring jazz giant Arturo O'Farrill, tap artist Ayodele Casel, and trumpet player Yasek Manzano Silva. Offering an up-close look at the work of these inspiring artists, the festival also includes intimate conversations, held in City Center's studios, exploring the Cuban American Songbook and what it means to be an Afro-Latin artist today. Master classes for advanced students and professionals will be hosted by dancer Carlos Luis Blanco of Acosta Danza and choreographer Ronald K. Brown (City Center Choreography Fellow), and Arturo O'Farrill and Yazek Manzano Silva will deconstruct Afro-Latin jazz in a master class open to the public to observe.

VIDEO: First Look At City Center Studio Events As Part Of ¬°ADELANTE, CUBA! FESTIVAL Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At City Center Studio Events As Part Of ¬°ADELANTE, CUBA! FESTIVAL

by Alan Henry - Mar 29, 2018

New York City Center today announced a studio series of master classes and conversations with artists and other guests as part of the ¬°Adelante, Cuba! Festival. This celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba begins Sunday, April 22, with an evening of music and conversation at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR featuring jazz giant Arturo O'Farrill, tap artist Ayodele Casel, and trumpet player Yasek Manzano Silva. Offering an up-close look at the work of these inspiring artists, the festival also includes intimate conversations, held in City Center's studios, exploring the Cuban American Songbook and what it means to be an Afro-Latin artist today. Master classes for advanced students and professionals will be hosted by dancer Carlos Luis Blanco of Acosta Danza and choreographer Ronald K. Brown (City Center Choreography Fellow), and Arturo O'Farrill and Yazek Manzano Silva will deconstruct Afro-Latin jazz in a master class open to the public to observe.

STAGE TUBE: Meet The Cast Of Olivier-Nominated GUYS AND DOLLS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2016

Richard Kind, Samantha Spiro, Oliver Tompsett and Siubhan Harrison star in the Olivier-nominated GUYS AND DOLLS at the Phoenix Theatre!

STAGE TUBE: Fleeshman, Dearman, Caulfield And O'Byrne In GUYS AND DOLLS Costume!
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2016

Meet Richard Fleeshman, Louise Dearman, Anna O'Byrne and Maxwell Caulfield as they get fitted in costume for 'Guys and Dolls'.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at the New Trailer for GUYS & DOLLS at London's Savoy Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2015

The highly acclaimed and sell-out production of Guys and Dolls transfers to London's Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13 week run. Chichester Festival Theatre continue their triumphant musical successes with this exuberant revival which follows transfers of Singin' in the Rain, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Gypsy. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker reprise their roles.  Check out the new trailer below!


Carlos Acosta Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Carlos Acosta been nominated for?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Guys And Dolls .