It has been announced that the renowned dancer will return to the London stage in October to celebrate 30 years as a professional dancer. 


Having retired from classical ballet in 2016, Carlos Acosta will return to the London stage  this autumn to perform a mixed bill at the Royal Albert Hall from 2nd to 5th October 2018.

The programme for these performances will be announced in due course.

Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta was a Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet 2003–16 and he has danced with a number of leading ballet companies in the world. He joined The Royal Ballet in 1998 for which he danced roles including  Siegfried (Swan Lake), Albrecht (Giselle), The Prince (The Nutcracker), Des Grieux (Manon), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Basilio (Don Quixote) and Apollo.

The dancer was born in Havana and  trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba, going on to dance with the English National Ballet, the National Ballet of Cuba and the Houston Ballet. The culture and history of his home country have been important influences throughout his career, and in 2003 his show Tocororo – A Cuban Tale, loosely based on his childhood, broke box office records at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. His 2007 autobiography No Way Home was a UK bestseller, and he published his first novel, Pig’s Foot, in 2013.

He has won numerous awards during his career including an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2007, a Prix Benois de la Danse in 2008 and an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2014 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

Carlos Acosta: A celebration will take place at the Royal Albert Hall from the 2nd to the 5th October. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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