Mayara Magri

Principal of The Royal Ballet
Mayara Magri as Myrtha in in Giselle
Mayara Magri as Myrtha in in Giselle
Mayara Magri as Myrtha in in Giselle


Brazilian dancer Mayara Magri is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2012. She was promoted to First Artist in 2015, to Soloist in 2016, First Soloist in 2018 and Principal in 2021. 

Magri grew up in Brazil and won a scholarship at the age of eight to train at the Petite Danse School in Rio de Janeiro. She won the Senior Age Division of the Youth America Grand Prix and the Prix de Lausanne Scholarship and Audience Prize in 2011. 

Magri’s repertory with the Company includes Odette/Odile, Juliet, Gamzatti, Myrtha (Giselle), Gypsy Girl (The Two Pigeons), Princess Aurora and Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty), Tatiana (Anastasia), Kitri and Mercedes (Don Quixote), Rose Fairy and Vivandière (The Nutcracker), Handmaiden (Apollo), Entertainer (The Invitation), Polyhymnia (Apollo), Countess Larisch and Mitzi Caspar (Mayerling), Lescaut's Mistress (Manon), Fairy Godmother and The Fairy Winter (Cinderella), Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty) and roles in The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, ‘Rubies’ (Jewels), Woolf Works, Within the Golden Hour, Monotones I, Symphonic Variations, Dances at a Gathering, Within the Golden Hour, After the Rain, Asphodel Meadows, Woolf Works, Carbon Life, Solo Echo, women with water and DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse. She created Rosaura in Like Water for Chocolate and roles in Multiverse, Corybantic Games, The Illustrated ‘Farewell’, The Dante Project and Prima.

Find Out More

Watch Mayara in performances on Royal Opera House Stream. You can also watch her exclusive interview as part of the Spotlight on... series.

  • Ballet and dance

Spotlight on... Mayara Magri

22 minutes

Mayara Magri discusses what she loves about dance and her career with The Royal Ballet.

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