TAMARA ROJO CBE
Tamara Rojo is the Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet. Formerly she was English National Ballet’s Artistic Director and Lead Principle, and a former Principle Dancer at the Royal Ballet. A distinguished ballerina, Tamara has performed some of Ballet’s most famous roles: from Juliet in Romeo & Juliet to Clara in The Nutcracker. Her performances as Clara broke all box office records at the London Coliseum and The Times named her “Dance Revelation of the Year.”
Tamara has been repeatedly recognised for her artistic excellence, receiving awards including the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production; Spain’s three highest Honours: The Prince of Asturias Award, the Gold Medal of Fine Arts and Encomienda de Número de Isabel la Católica. In January 2016 Tamara was awarded a CBE for her services to ballet in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours.
Passionate about promoting Ballet and the Arts, Tamara is a member of the Board of Creative England and Creative Industries Federation, the Anglo-Spanish Society, a Patron of the Ipswich-based DanceEast Academy, Adviser to Spain’s Superior Council of Artistic Studies and a proud Patron of Flamingo Chicks.