Alina Cojocaru, a ballet dancer of Romanian origins has been recently praised by the famous New York Times magazine after she performed on stage on the prestigious Rose Theater in New York. The article said:
“Is there a ballerina today held in more widespread affection than Alina Cojocaru? This Romanian-born dancer was trained in Kiev but spent most of her professional career in London. She embodies the frailness and lightness of Giselle and the heart-catching radiance of Aurora (“The Sleeping Beauty”) with technique and style that have illumined many other roles. As an occasional guest of American Ballet Theater, she has often shown qualities that even the more dazzling Natalia Osipova and the more gorgeous Diana Vishneva have not equaled.”
The Romanian ballerina has studied dancing in Kiev, but has danced on stages mainly in London. She has performed for 13 years for the Royal ballet and since 2013 has danced with the English National Ballet. Her fiance, Johan Kobborg who was also a ballet dancer for the Royal Danish ballet is now the artistic director of the Romanian ballet.