IRATXE DE ARANTZIBIA/ DANCE FOR YOU
Full of energy and in the prime of her career as a dancer, Laura Morera, 38, is ready for her 22th season with The Royal Ballet in London. Born in Madrid (Spain), she started dancing at the age of 4 in África Guzmán’s dance academy in her hometown. Pushed by her ballet mistress and supported by her family, Morera moved to London to be trained at White Lodge. In 1995 she joined The Royal Ballet and was promoted to Principal Dancer 12 years after.
While still enjoying success in her previous performances –especially in Sir Frederick Ashton’s ballets- she has now become the muse of choreographer Liam Scarlett. In fact, last season she won the National Dance Award. In this interview granted to DANCE FOR YOU, Laura Morera gives an overview of her astounding career in The Royal Ballet.
This is your 22nd season at The Royal Ballet, what challenges do you have on the stage, right now?
It has been great to be in the company such a long time. Throughout the years I have developed a maturity, an understanding and acceptance of myself that allows me to enjoy everything I do now much more. I am very young at heart and have a lot of energy so combined with that these last few years have been my best I think.