30. April 2016
Sadly due to the current events at the theatre in Bucharest, I will not be able to join Hamburg Ballet for my shows of Romeo an Juliet.
Most sad to let down my audience and my colleagues. I can only hope you will understand and forgive.
Sometimes life has a different plan for us and gives challenges that helps us grow and learn about ourselves and life.
I will return to stage for my shows coming up in June.
2. January 2016
Most sincere wishes for a healthy and happy 2016 full of great achievements, vision, creativity, inspiration and strength to make every dream come true!
I am really sad not to able to finish my run of Nutcracker due to an injury. My rehab is going well and I will keep you informed of the progress towards my next performances.
9. December 2015
The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, in partnership with RA Entertainment,
Mara Society, and the Romanian National Ballet, has the pleasure of inviting you at:
WORLD BALLET STARS
in an evening presented by
ALINA COJOCARU &
Bucharest National Opera House
December 9th, 2015 at 7:30PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023
(Broadway at 60th Street)
This once in a lifetime special event will feature Romania's top ranked dancers and their
More details here
"The Rose Adagio" (from The Sleeping Beauty)
choreography after Marius Petipa / music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Radio and Juliet (excerpt)
choreography by Edward Clug / music by Radiohead
Diana and Acteon
choreography after Agrippina Vaganova / music by Cesare Pugni,
arranged by John Lanchbery
No Man's Land (pas de deux)
choreography by Liam Scarlett / music: excerpts from Harmonies Poétiques
et Religieuses by Franz Liszt
choreography by Ben van Cauwenbergh / music by Jacques Brel
choreography by Ross McCaw / music by Carl Reinecke
Marguerite and Armand (excerpt)
choreography by Frederick Ashton / music by Franz Liszt
Manon (pas de deux)
choreography by Kenneth MacMillan / music by Jules Massenet
choreography by Edward Clug / music: Milonga Triste by Hugo Diaz and
Querer by Rene Depere
The Dying Swan
choreography by Mikhail Fokine / music by Camile Saint Saëns
The Lady of the Camellias (pas de deux)
choreography by John Neumeier / music by Frédérick Chopin
The Black Swan (pas de deux)
choreography after Marius Petipa / music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
choreography by Johan Kobborg / music by Henri Wieniawski and Antonio Bazzini
With the special participation of: Mélanie Genin (harp), Gregory Harrington (violin),
Mihai Marica (cello), and Matei Varga (piano).
3. November 2015
Due to a minor injury I will have to rest for a few days , which means that sadly I will not be able to join Hamburg Ballet for my first Nutcracker of the season. Very much looking forward the rest of my run.
30. October 2015
Over the years I have enjoyed your generosity and the flowers that had brought colours and air full of beauty in our home and hotel rooms :)
This are the 2 last beautiful bouquets that I admired from Queensland ballet and the students, thank you!
I would like to ask for your collaboration
From now on , should you wish to further give me flowers I would like to kindly ask you instead to donate to http://www.marasociety.com/events.html
Your kind collaboration with this small request will make me more than happy and all the income funds will be used towards the Ballet Company in Bucharest.
Small steps gets us far and I thank you for walking with me on this journey.
15. October 2015
A state funded institution, the Opera National Bucharest Ballet Company with its 80 dancers, is functioning on a, by international standards, minimal budget.
Maintaining a healthy ballet company, and an inspiring environment, is purely relying on the will, passion and love for dance, that we all share here. While the long term dream and goal, is to build this charity, to support new productions, master classes, and other artistic causes, it is a reality though, that our day to day needs, the lack of simple basics and necessities, that others might take for granted, is in a state of urgency,
Pointe shoes, flat shoes and accessories, healthcare and equipment, playable pianos and sound systems in the studios, basic equipment for recovery and prevention of injuries, are but a few, on a long list, of things we don't have.
The internationally renowned principal Alina Cojocaru (ENB/Hamburg Ballet and ONB Artist in Residence) has kindly accepted to govern the charity funds, and its use will solely be used towards the dancers and the ONB ballet company.
Please help us, be the dancers, we know we can be.
Donate if you can, and please share.
Go to MARASOCIETY.COM
10. May 2013
If you happen to be in London, do come see the Hospices of Hope, Charity Gala at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, on the 12th of May, 2013.
I am looking very much forward to being back on stage, and I think we have an amazing line up of artists to make this evening exciting.
20. April 2013
Hope you are well, and have had a good start to the new year.
Thank you for all your messages and for visiting my webpage.
I would like to write to you about a wonderful organisation www.hospicesofhope.co.uk , who's work brings much needed support, dedication and care, to terminally ill adults and children, at the end of their journey in life.
In 2008 some wonderful and generous artists ,as well as the Manning Camerata Chamber Orchestra, joined me for an evening of dance, to raise money for a new Hospice, that was planned to be build in Bucharest.
Now 5 years later the Hospice is near its completion and we are preparing for you an other evening to help this final stage of the project.
This evening will take place at Sadler's Wells on the 12th of May at 18.00 pm. If you happen to be in London, do come join us.
Again hope this message finds you well. I have had a good and inspiring time on and off stage.
26. December 2012
Being busy is quite a bad excuse for not writing a message to you all, for so long, But.. it is the truth!
First of all I would like to wish you all, a magical time this christmas, and may the new year be full of wonderful adventures, joy and happiness.
I always check my site, and do read your comments, and they mean the world to me.
I have updated part of my schedule, but there is a lot more to come.
Wishing you all the best for the new year.
16. October 2010
It has been a long time since I last time wrote to you. Times have been quite busy for me. Thank you for your patience.
Have had most amazing experience dancing Tatiana again this beginning of our season. Sadly due to an unfortunate incident I hurt my foot and now I have to take some time off resting.
It is terrible how these things happen, sometimes it only takes a fraction of a second, one moment, one impact to cause an injury. Luckily this is not too serious an injury. I am in good hands and hopeful for a good recovery with out any complications,just some time to rest.
I will not be dancing as planned in my last show of Onegin,which I was very much looking forward to, as well as Theme and Variations. I will not be able to join Hong Kong ballet for their Sleeping Beauty production.
I am very sad to let you all down, but as always I will do my best to be back safe and soon.
1. February 2010
Happy new year everyone! Just a short note to let you know that my February performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream with the Royal Danish Ballet, has changed date. It is now the 26th, NOT the 27th.
31. December 2009
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year. I have had a great and exciting year. Thank you all for your messages, they always make me happy, and it means so much to me to know that you enjoy this beautiful art as much as I do. That you are out there and appreciate what I do. Thank you!
As I know some of you have been worried for my health, with the tour casting coming out, but I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that I could not be happier with how I am and though I was thrilled and looking forward to add Mayerling back into my repertoire, I will, due to reasons unclear to me, have to wait for the next opportunity for this ballet to come my way and to perform it!
There are many new and exciting projects and ballets, that I look forward to learn and perform in the near future and as soon as they are official I will put them on the site. I have already updated some new dates and looking forward to soon share with you some more new pictures.
Wishing you all the best for 2010
2. November 2009
A new season had started, yet the memories of a great summer are still quite fresh!
Thank you all for your beautiful messages! I've enjoyed very much my trips and performances in Boston and Dortmund, meeting new people and seeing great dancers. But ofcourse it was most exciting to get back on my home stage in the Sleeping Beauty, with my Prince !
I would like to let you all know that i will not be performing this weeks show of Sphinx, but I am keeping very busy working on Beauty, Sphinx and Nutcracker.
26. April 2009
What an amazing feeling it is to be back. Its been a long hard journey. Wednesday night was like a dream, and it wasn't until the end of the show, when I looked up into Johan's eyes, that I realised I was not dreaming. I was living a dream. I have been up and I have been down, but now I am ready to continue and build on what I have always wanted to do.
Could not have come back though without my family, my surgent, teachers, physio, pilates instructor.
Thank You for all your Messages / Letters / Flowers... (Ryma/Jennie)!!! ;)
I will try (while on stage) to give back what you have all given me these days.
I am so exited about the future, the moments to come...
21. March 2009
Welcome to my Website. I hope you will enjoy it...
This is just a short note (for now) from me, to tell you that I am looking so much forward to share with you all,on stage, my experiences this past year, ....but most of all, I am looking forward to just be back on stage again!