Alina Cojocaru joins the English National Ballet.
The suggestion was reinforced by strong words on Facebook from Cojocaru’s on and off-stage partner Johan Kobborg, who quit at the same time. After his final performance with the Royal Ballet last week, he said of its management “may I never … have to ever meet you again”. Today Cojocaru said in a statement: “Not shy of challenges, I look forward to what the future might bring. Sharing Tamara’s passion for the art form and for artistry, I am excited for what lies ahead.”
Over the past seasons, Cojocaru has been dogged by injury, leading to a reduced performing schedule. Rojo brushed off the injury issue, saying, "It's just something that happens; as dancers we work with our bodies and that is part of who and what we are. Injuries are normal."
Rojo added that "so far" Kobborg has not been lured to the ENB as a guest artist: "He's a very busy man," she said.