Laura Hidalgo —

Laura Hidalgo
Principal Artist

Laura Hidalgo was born in Argentina and trained at L’Institute Superieur d’Art in France.

Laura has won numerous international competitions including the Gold Medal at the International Ballet Festival of Havana, Gold Medal at the Luxembourg International Competition and the Best Artist Award at the Varna International Competition in Bulgaria.

Laura joined the American Ballet Theatre in 2002.

In 2008 she relocated to Europe where she danced in companies such as Het National Ballet and Staatstheater Nürnberg, before joining the Royal Ballet of Flanders as Principal Dancer in 2010. Laura is also Guest Principal with the Slovenian National Ballet.

Laura has also worked with highly acclaimed choreographers Wayne McGregor, David Dawson, Marcia Haydée, Alexander Ekman and Cynthia Harvey.


Repertoire Highlights

  • Tatiana in Cranko's Onegin 

  • Artifact pas de deux

  • In the Middle Somewhat Elevated by William Forsythe

  • Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain

  • Athena in Christian Spuck's The Return of Ulysses

  • Balanchine's Who Cares?

  • Kitri in Don Quixote

  • Juliet in Romeo and Juliet

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