How old is Alina Cojocaru from Romania?
Alina Cojocaru (born 27 May 1981) is a Romanian ballet dancer.
Where did Alina Cojocaru audition for Royal Ballet?
Whilst dancing with Kiev Ballet, Cojocaru re-applied to the Royal Ballet in London, but was only invited to audition for the corps de ballet. She attended an audition for the company whilst on leave from Kiev Ballet and was offered a contract.
How did Alina Cojocaru recover from her injury?
In 2008, during rehearsal when an unidentified partner handled her awkwardly in a lift, Cojocaru suffered a whiplash injury that could have ended her career. But after surgery and months of rest, and following the rehabilitation regimen guided by Patrick Rump, she successfully recovered and eventually returned to dancing.
When did Alina Cojocaru start dancing with Miyako Yoshida?
The partnership began in 2001 when they danced together in Romeo and Juliet after Cojocaru filled in for an injured Miyako Yoshida. Since then, Kobborg and Cojocaru’s partnership has been named one of the greatest in the history of ballet, and they have danced together at Covent Garden and worldwide.
What kind of ballet does Alina Cojocaru do?
Alina Cojocaru demonstrates her perfection in slow motion. Excerpts are from The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. She is partnered by Johan Kobborg. The music is Fernando Sor’s Fantasia for two guitars, Opus 54 masterfully performed by Julian Bream and John Williams.
What did Alina Cojocaru do at Royal Opera House?
Cojocaru’s early appearances with the company included performing in the opening gala for the refurbished Royal Opera House, plus appearances with the corps de ballet in the Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, as a snowflake in The Nutcracker and as a doll in Coppélia .