January 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet was delighted to announce the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Carlos Acosta CBE. He will take up his appointment in January 2020.

Mr Acosta, born in Havana, was the youngest of 11 children and went on to train at the National Ballet School of Cuba before enjoying a celebrated 30-year career in dance, including 17 years with The Royal Ballet. He was appointed a CBE in 2014.

After retiring, he founded Cuban dance company Acosta Danza and established a dance academy in Havana which welcomed its first students in September 2017.During his career he won, among other accolades, an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award from The Royal Academy of Dance.

Please find link to Carlos’ appointment announcement below: