Born in Bucharest, Alina trained in Kiev for seven years before joining the Royal Ballet School in 1997. Upon completion of her training, six month later, she returned to Kiev, to join the company as a principal dancer. A year later she joined the Royal Ballet Company (november 1999) and at the end of the season she was promoted to Soloist. On 17April 2001 Sir Anthony Dowell promoted Alina to the rank of principal dancer after her performance of Giselle. Alina joined the English National Ballet in September 2013, as a Leading Principal Dancer. While a member of ENB she continues to perform as a guest artist with companies worldwide, and is a regular guest with the Hamburg Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Alina has Organized Gala's in Romania and in London (Hospice of Hope) over the last few years. In February 2012 Alina premiered her Alina Cojocaru - Dream Project, in Tokyo, Japan, which she directed and staged, while performing along side friends and colleagues from the Tokyo Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, ENB and Royal Ballet.
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake,Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Princess Aurora and Princess Florine in Sleeeping Beauty,Julie in Liliom, Marguerite Gautier in Lady of the Camellias,Vera and Natalya in A Month in the Country,Kitri in Don Quixote,Olga and Tatiana in Onegin,Cinderella,The Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara in Nutcracker,Titania in Dream,Titania and Hippolyta in a Midsummer nights dream, Ballerina in Etudes, Nikiya in Bayadere, Diamonds in Jewels,Symphonic Variations,Mary Vetsera in Mayerling,Manon,La Sylphide,In the Night,Las Hermanas,Swanilda in Coppelia,Scenes de Ballet,Gong,Masquerade,Polyphonia,Symphony in C,Chloe in Daphnis and Chloe,Lise in Fille Mal Gardee,Student in The Lesson, Duo Concertant,The Leaves Are Fading,Other Dances,Voices of Spring,Beyond Bach, Tombeaux, Ondine, Virtiginous Thrill Of Exatitude,Fest Polonaise,Stars and Stribes,Raymonda act 3,Flames of Paris,Corsaire,Flower Festival,Napoli act 3,Grand Pas Classique,Tjakovski Pas de Deux.Musorgski Waltz,Dances at a Gathering,Dying Swan,Rushes,Two Footnotes,Chroma,Bird as a Prophet and many more.
Created Roles includes:
Musketeer and Valse (Rubina Alla Davidovna),Swanilda(Anatolyi Shekera's Coppelia), Ad infinitium (Vanessa Fenton), There where she loves (Christopher Wheeldon),This House will Burn (Ashley Page),Les Saisons(David Bintley),Two Footnotes,Bird as a Prophet,Rushes(Kim Brandstrup), Engram and Chroma(Wayne McGregor), Les Lutins and La Sylphide (Johan Kobborg) Julie in John Neumeier's Liliom, 24 Preludes (Alexei Ratmansky) and others.
As a Guest Artist:
She appears with the Kirov Ballet, Paris Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Hamburg Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Viena State Opera, Zurich Ballet, National Ballet of Portugal, La Scala, Nacional Ballet Of Cuba, Teatro Colon,National Ballet of Romania, South African Ballet Theater, Kremlin Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Zagreb Ballet. Galas with Hamburg Ballet ,La Scala Ballet, National Ballet Of China, Ballet Basel, National Ballet of Latvia, Munich Ballet, Dortmund Ballet, National Ballet of Finland, Morphoses Company, The 10/11/12 and 13th World Ballet Festival (Tokyo) as well as galas in South Korea, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, USA and Denmark.
Prizes and awards includes:
"Dancer of the year" German Dance critics award (2012), Benois De la Dance (2012 Best female dancer, (Liliom)), "Ballerina of the Decade" Award (Moscow 2010), VIP Romanian music and performing arts Award (2010). The Nijinsky Award (2004 Best female Dancer). Benois De la Dance (2004 Best female dancer, Giselle)), 1 Internationaler Movimentos Tanz Preis (2004 Best female dancer), Nagoya International Ballet Competition (Gold Medal), Prix De Lausanne (1997 winner), Critics' Circle Dance Award ( 2002 Best female dancer), April 2002 she was given by the president of Romania Ion Iliescu, the medal of Cavaler of Romania (Ordinul national "Pentru Merit"in gradul de cavaler).
Video,TV and live relays include:
Kennedy Center Awards 2012, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Onegin, Daphnis and Chloe, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle,The South Bank Show, The Dream, Mime Matters, Don Quixote and pas de deuxs in various galas.