Changes to the company profile
Returning and new:
After a year and a half with Australian Ballet, Jared Wright (Australia) is returning to Dutch National Ballet in the rank of grand sujet. The American Kristina Lind, from San Francisco Ballet, is joining Dutch National Ballet as a coryphée. New to the corps de ballet are Laura Rosillo (Spain), Oscar Valdes (Cuba) and Nathan Chaney (United States)
Michaela DePrince (Sierra Leone/United States), JingJing Mao (China) and Pascalle Paerel (the Netherlands) have been promoted to coryphée.
Junior Company dancers Nancy Burer (the Netherlands) and Martin ten Kortenaar (Canada) are joining the corps de ballet of Dutch National Ballet. Junior Company dancers Riho Sakamoto (Japan) and YuangYuang Zhang (China) are joining the company in the rank of élève.
The following dancers are leaving the company:
Anu Viheriaranta (principal – Finland), Jurgita Dronina (principal – Russia), Alexander Zhembrovskyy (soloist - Ukraine), Rink Sliphorst (soloist – the Netherlands), Victoria Ananyan (soloist - Armenia); Sara Ricciardelli (Italy), Martina Verbeni (Italy), Rohan Dunham (the Netherlands), Vincent Hoffman (the Netherlands) and Miles Pertl (United States) - all corps de ballet; Mert Erdin (élève - Turkey), Veronika Verterich (Russia), Daniel Cooke (United States), Ryosuke Morimoto (Japan) and Bart Engelen (the Netherlands) - all Junior Company.