International ballet stars came together at the London Coliseum in ‘Dance for Ukraine’ show of solidarity
Principal dancers of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet came together on stage at the London Coliseum last Saturday to ‘Dance for Ukraine.’
The sold-out charity gala on March 19, 2022, was directed by former Royal Ballet stars: Ivan Putrov (Ukraine), and Alina Cojocaru (Romania), who trained together as children in Kyiv.
Putrov explained, “Alina Cojocaru and I began dancing as children and throughout the years we’ve traveled around the world, later joining the Royal Ballet and dancing as principal dances together. We have so many loved ones and people who looked after and cared for us back in Ukraine, back in Kyiv, so like the rest of the world, we feel that we need to do something. And so we’re doing what we do best, that is what we know, to dance and to produce.”