The Ballerina Gallery
Roberta Marquez
b.
Royal Ballet


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Roberta Marquez was born in Brazil and trained at the Maria Olenewa State Dance School, then in 1994 joined the Municipal Theatre Ballet, Rio de Janeiro, becoming a principal in 2002. Her awards include Best Dancer of the Year in the Rio de Janeiro Dance Awards 2001, and Silver Medal and Best Couple in the Moscow International Dance Competition 2000. Roberta Marquez joined the Royal Ballet as principal in 2004.

Her repertory includes Aurora in Makarova’s and Lormeau’s The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile in Makarova’s Swan Lake, Nikiya in Makarova’s La Bayadère, Swanilda in Martinez’s Coppélia, Juliet in Vassiliev’s Romeo and Juliet, Katerina in Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew, Chloé in Skibine’s Daphnis et Chloé, Sugar Plum Fairy in Achcar’s The Nutcracker and Floresta Amazônica, Balanchine’s Serenade, Lifar’s Suite in Blanc and Peter Wright’s production of Giselle.