Natalia Osipova to appear in Sydney International Ballet Gala

Natalia Osipova to appear in Sydney International Ballet Gala

Sydney’s Coliseum Theatre, West HQ is thrilled to announce that world famous ballet star, Natalia Osipova, will perform at the Sydney International Ballet Gala on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July.

Osipova was born in Moscow and began dancing at the age of five. Aged eight she joined the Mikhail Lavrosky Ballet School. From 1995 to 2004 she trained at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography and on graduating entered the corps of the Bolshoi Ballet, where she was promoted to principal in 2010. Her repertory there included Kitri (Don Quixote), Giselle, Nikiya and Gamzatti (La Bayadère), LaSylphide, Esmerelda, Princess Aurora and Swanilda (Coppélia).

In 2011 she left the Bolshoi to join the Mikhailovsky Ballet as a principal. Osipova has appeared as a guest artist with companies around the world. In March 2012 she became a principal of American Ballet Theatre, where she created the title role in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Firebird. Natalia Osipova is now a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as a Principal in autumn 2013, after appearing as a Guest Artist the previous season as Odette/Odile (Swan Lake) with Carlos Acosta.

It is wonderful to welcome Natalia Osipova back to Australia after she captivated audiences with David Hallberg, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, in the production of Pure Dance in 2019.

Natalie’s awards include Golden Masks for her performances in In the Upper Room (2008) and La Sylphide (2009), Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (Best Female Dancer, 2007, 2010 and 2014, Outstanding Female Classical Performance, 2022), Positano Dance Awards (Best Female Dancer, 2008 and 2011) and a Benois de la Danse Award (Best Female Dancer, 2008).

World Stars of Ballet is the first of its kind ballet gala to be held in Australia and will see world-renowned dancers from across the globe including Principal Dancers, Soloists and Artists from The Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Berlin State Ballet and Dutch National Ballet to name a few.

The Sydney International Ballet Gala is a unique and special event that connects artists and audiences with an exceptional world-class program showcasing a cross-section of hundreds of years of ballet history and exclusive highlights of exciting contemporary dance repertoire all on one stage. 

Tickets begin at $69 and are on sale now. Visit here to learn more.