Professional Career

At 18 Laurretta joined English National Ballet under the Directorship of Wayne Eagling.  After 6 months she had the opportunity to dance the Principal role of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Mary Skeaping's Giselle at the London Coliseum.  Following the success of this role Laurretta got to perform the Pas de Trois in Suite En Blanc along side Vadim Muntagirov and also participate in the new creation of the ballet Firebird, choreographed by George Williamson, dancing the roles of the Firebird and the Purist Lady.

In 2013 under the new directorship of Tamara Rojo, Laurretta got the opportunity to dance the prestigious role of Odette/Odile in Derek Deane's Swan Lake ‘in-the-round’, at the Royal Albert Hall.  Following this she travelled to Beijing where she competed and won the Gold Medal, in the 2nd International Beijing Ballet and Choreography Competition, being coached by HuaFang Zhang and partnered by James Forbat, both from the ENB Company.

At the end of the 2012/13 season Laurretta got promoted from Artist to First Soloist, one of the biggest promotions made at the Company.  From this Laurretta started to dance many Principal roles.  In January of the 2015/16 season she finally got promoted to her dream rank of Principal on stage at the London Coliseum.

In September 2017 she also joined the Bayerishes Staatsballett in Munich as a Principal under the directorship of Igor Zelensky, and in 2018 she decided to continue in Munich full time.

Over her career she has performed in many countries, Australia, China, Columbia, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia,The Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and Ukraine.

She has also been a Guest for Acosta Danza, Roberto Bolle and Friends, The Kremlin Palace Ballet, The Shanghai Ballet, The Kazan Opera Ballet, The National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia and The Satratov Opera Ballet Theatre.

Spartacus Curtain Call with Yonah Acosta Copyright Wilfried Hösl.

Spartacus Curtain Call with Yonah Acosta Copyright Wilfried Hösl.


Kitri in Ray Barra's "Don Quijote". Copyright Emma Kauldhar.

Alice in Christopher Wheeldon's "Alice in Wonderland"

Nikija in Patrice Bart's "La Bayadere"

Giselle and Myrtha in Mary Skeaping's "Giselle"

Myrtha in Sir Peter Wright's "Giselle"

Odette/Odile in Derek Dean's "Swan Lake"

Clara/Sugar Plum in Wayne Eagling's "Nutcracker"

The Ballerina/Louise in John Neumeier's  "Nutcracker"

Marie in Andrey Petrov's "Nutcracker"

Madora and Gulnara in Anna- Marie Holmes' "Le Corsaire"

Juliet in Rudolf Nureyev's "Romeo and Juliet"

Swanhilda and Prayer in "Coppelia"

Lise in Sir Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée"

Esmeralda in Andrey Petrov's "Esmeralda"

Carmen in Carlos Acosta's "Carmen"

Raymonda in Ray Barra's "Raymonda"

Aegina and Phrygia in Yuri Grigorovich's "Spartacus"

Kitri in Ray Barra's "Don Quijote"

Tatiana and Olga in John Cranko's "Onegin"

Anna and Kitty in Christian Spuck's "Anna Karenina"

Rubies in Balanchine's "Jewels"

Helena in John Neumeier's "A midsummer Night's Dream"

Lilac Fairy in Sir Kenneth Macmillan's "Sleeping Beauty"

Wayne McGregor's "Kairos" and "Sunyata"

Pas de trois in "Suite En Blanc"

Firebird and The Purist Lady in George Williamson's "Firebird"

Medea in Yabin Wang's "M-Dao" 

William Forsythe's "In the middle somewhat elevated"

Who Care's in Derek Dean's "Strictly Gershwin"

Jirí Kylián's "Petit Mort"

Hans Van Manen's "Adagio"

Azure Barton's "Fantastic Beings" 

Myrtha and Bathilde in Akram Khan's "Giselle"

Don Quijote with Yonah Acosta and the Bayerisches Staatsballett.

Sharing the Stage

The People

Along with having the experiences of travelling all over the world, Laurretta has also had the opportunity of dancing with some of today's best and world known artists. These being...

Yonah Acosta

Cesar Corrales

Matthew Golding

Osiel Gouneo

David Hallburg

Josua Hoffalt

Brooklyn Mack

Vadim Muntagirov

Xander Parish

Sergei Polunin

Vladimir Shklyarov

Daniil Simkin

István Simon

...and dancing along side....

Carlos Acosta

Alina Cojocaru

Daria Klimentova

Tamara Rojo

Friedemann Vogel