BBC News: Carlos Acosta named director of Birmingham Royal Ballet

15 January 2019

World-renowned ballet dancer Carlos Acosta has been appointed as the new director of Birmingham Royal Ballet.

The former principal dancer with The Royal Ballet said taking the role was a "tremendous honour and privilege".

It comes after it was announced current director David Bintley would be standing down in July 2019.

The Cuban-born dancer and choreographer will take up his appointment in January 2020 and said he wanted to "reach out to new and more diverse audiences".

Mr Acosta also said his ambition was to expand the repertoire of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

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