"Tamara Rojo (artistic director and principal dancer of English National Ballet) was sublime as Juliet. She became that headstrong, impetuous girl, falling head over heels in love for the first time. Light as a feather, with a glorious back, floating arms and arched feet that propelled her across the stage with effortless abandonment, her performance was mesmeric. Even in that very long moment of absolute stillness, when Juliet, mind in a turmoil, sits at the end of her bed after the final departure of Paris, Rojo had the audience holding its breath in anticipation."
- Denise Richardson, Review of Queensland Ballet's production of Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet
For those of you who didn't have the opportunity to witness Tamara Rojo's guest performance with Queensland Ballet, the company has sent us a selection of beautiful images of the guest star dancing the role of Juliet. Enjoy.
Top two and bottom photos: Rojo with Matthew Lawrence (top two and bottom photographs).
Remaining photos: Rojo with Hao Bin.
Photos: David Kelly.