Today we announce that at the end of our 2017/18 season we will be saying a fond farewell to six of our dancers, including principals Nao Sakuma, Chi Cao and Jenna Roberts who will all give their final performances in June 2018 following long successful careers. Read on for more information about their glittering careers and final performances.
Nao Sakuma and Chi Cao
After joining the Company together in 1995, Nao Sakuma and Chi Cao have led Birmingham Royal Ballet in the classical repertoire for 23 years. Both renowned for their refined, virtuoso technique and sensitive dramatic interpretations, the pair have enjoyed a beautifully matched partnership. Together, they have produced outstanding performances throughout their careers, shining particularly classics of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.
Chi Cao’s final performance will be with Nao Sakuma in Romeo and Juliet at Birmingham Hippodrome on Saturday 30 June 7.30pm; please join us at this opportunity to celebrate the end of a career-long partnership.
Nao Sakuma’s final performance will be La Fille mal gardée at The Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday 7 July, 2.30pm.