Acosta Danza Nominated for Olivier Award

I am so proud that my company Acosta Danza have been nominated for an Olivier Award. The ceremony will be on 10th April, and you can follow the results with Olivier Awards.

Estoy muy orgulloso de mi compañia #AcostaDanza que ha sido nominado para un Olivier Award. La ceremonía será el 10 de abril, y puedes seguirlo con Olivier Awards.

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Upcoming Season

The upcoming season at Birmingham Royal Ballet is as varied and dynamic as I had envisaged it would be. Visit the events page on Birmingham Royal Ballet’s website for announcements and tickets.

La temporada próxima de Birmingham Royal Ballet es tan diversa y dinámica como esperaba. Visita nuestra página con los próximos eventos en el sitio web de Birmingham Real Ballet para anuncios y entradas.

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Opens on Feb 10

It has come around fast… Don Quixote opens at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton next week. I’m so happy to be sharing this beautiful adventure story with you all. If you’re wondering when Don Quixote is playing at a theatre close to you, you can visit Birmingham Royal Ballet’s website for full details. Just a reminder that while I directed this production, I will not be performing in Don Quixote.

Don Quixote will be performed at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre (Feb 10-12), Birmingham Hippodrome (Feb 18-19, 22-26), Salford’s The Lowry (Mar 2-5), Sunderland Empire (Mar 10-12) and Theatre Royal Plymouth (Mar 16-19).

Acost Danza UK Tour Starts in February

On 9 Feburary, Acosta Danza begin their UK tour of 100% Cuban.

The program includes acclaimed pieces, ‘Paysage, Soudain, La Nuit’ by Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg, and ‘Impronta’ by Spanish choreographer Maria Rovira.

100% Cuban will be touring at Nottinghal Royal Concert Hall, The Lowry, Hull New Theatre, The Marlowe Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Tickets are available from

Yuli on BBC Two This Saturday

The film about my life, Yuli: A Carlos Acosta Story, will be on BBC Two this Saturday at 10pm. This film tells the story of my youth in a disadvantaged neighbourhood in Havana, and how I became a ballet dancer at the Royal Ballet Company. The process of making Yuli was an incredibly emotional one for me, and since the film came out in 2019, it has been so wonderful to see people respond to it. Let me know if you catch it this Saturday!

Visit to watch the film – it will be available to watch on demand until 10th May.

Curated By Carlos – Reviews

In Birmingham in June and at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London in November, Carlos curated a triple bill as part of his new role with Birmingham Royal Ballet. The performances featured two world premieres and a UK premiere, including “City of a Thousand Trades”, “a love letter to Birmingham” commissioned by Carlos, and “Chacona” which featured an exclusive pas de deux performed by Carlos and Alessandra Ferri.

Here are some of the reviews for the shows:

Curated by Carlos, Birmingham Royal Ballet review: Triple bill shows off charisma of mature dancers (The Independent)

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Curated by Carlos review – a kick and a promise from Acosta (The Guardian)

Carlos Curates: R&J Reimagined review — the star-crossed lovers are radically rebooted (The Times)

Curated by Carlos, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells review – a star turn (The Arts Desk)

Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet, Curated by Carlos (Culture Whisper)

BWW Review: BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET – CURATED BY CARLOS, Sadler’s Wells (Broadway World)

Birmingham Royal Ballet – Curated by Carlos triple bill with Acosta and Ferri – London (Dance Tabs)

Modern, exciting and about their city: Birmingham Royal Ballet in Curated by Carlos (SeeingDance)

BRB’s dancers are energised by Curated by Carlos but more substantial achievements lie ahead (Seen and Heard International)

Curated by Carlos – Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage (The Reviews Hub)

Acosta Danza Recognised by the UK National Dance Awards

Acosta Danza has been recognized by the Dance Section of the Critics Circle as the best independent company, in the 21st edition of the UK National Dance Awards.

This category analyzes companies that maintain a stable and permanent job in the UK scenarios, which do not belong to the circle of companies subsidized by the state, the government or any British governmental institution. Along with Acosta Danza, shows from companies such as 2Faced Dance, Boy Blue Entertainment, Rhiannon Faith Company and Scottish Dance Theater were evaluated.

Since its debut in 2016, the company has had a close relationship with the UK performing world. The public in more than ten British cities has enjoyed Cuban shows as part of tours organized throughout most of the country. The company has performed at major London venues such as the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells Theater and the Royal Albert Hall.

Carlos Returns to the Stage with ‘Curated By Carlos’

Carlos will return to the stage with Curated By Carlos, a triple bill from Birmingham Royal Ballet including two recently premiered works and the world premiere of a new pas de deux created especially for Carlos Acosta and Alessandra Ferri.

The production will include City of a Thousand Trades, “a love letter to Birmingham”, commissioned by Carlos that celebrates the city’s richly diverse cultural and industrial heritage.

Curated By Carlos will be at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from the 10th until the 12th June.

Empty Stage

Carlos’ first major digital commission for the Birmingham Royal Ballet is Empty Stage. Watch it below:

“Almost a year after stages across the world went dark, Birmingham Royal Ballet, in association with Impermanence, is proud to present Empty Stage, a new short film dedicated to the ambition to keep ballet and performance alive. This film is a tribute to the industry that we all know and love.

Song written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer.
Directed by Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim.
Featuring Carlos Acosta and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

#EmptyStage​ is a celebration of the performing arts and artists. This new film is Carlos Acosta’s first major digital commission for the Company. Working with artists from different disciplines is a deep-rooted desire for Carlos; whilst continuing to nurture and highlight the world-class talent in his own company, there is also a strong pull to do the same through cross-art collaborations.”

Available on various streaming platforms