More on Alina Cojocaru's move to the English National Ballet.
Cojocaru will make her debut with ENB by performing the role of Medora in Le Corsaire, which opens at Milton Keynes Theatre on October 17.
Rojo said she was sure they could give her "the artistic challenges and opportunities she seeks."
"She is one of the dancers I most admire. Her exquisite technique, dramatic qualities and artistry have been a constant inspiration to many, including me," she said.