The New York Times
Ms. Cojocaru, 34, was born in Bucharest, trained in Kiev, and joined the Royal Ballet in 1999. Mr. Kobborg, a Danish dancer, joined the company in 1991 and became a principal dancer in 1994. The two first worked together in 2001, when Ms. Cojocaru filled in for an ailing Miyako Yoshida in a production of “Romeo and Juliet,” in which Mr. Kobborg was dancing Romeo. That collaboration was the start of a storied partnership onstage and off, and that year Ms. Cojocaru was named a principal dancer.
As for Cojocaru, despite the unfortunate injuries which have dogged her career, she is one of the great ballerinas of our time: a classical dancer of luminous clarity, a dance actress of self-immolating intensity. Audiences clamour to see her Giselle, Juliet, Aurora or Tatiana, but it's notable how little new work Cojocaru has danced at the Royal. Some have criticised the Royal for this, but of course choreographers do make their own casting choices. In recent years, the most substantial new work created on Cojocaru has been by John Neumeier, at the Hamburg Ballet.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Some of those "future plans," include the Sarasota Ballet, which previously announced that its final program of the next season would be "Johan Kobborg, Alina Cojocaru & Friends" (whatever that means) on April 25-26, 2014.