13. November 2016

Alina Cojocaru Auctions Signed Pointe Shoes



3. November 2016 


Romanian-born ballet dancer, Alina Cojocaru, has been a patron of Hospices of Hope since 2008 when she performed a ballet gala to raise funds for the first in-patient and teaching hospice in Bucharest, Romania. She subsequently performed an even more ambitious fundraising gala in 2013 raising in total over £60,000 for the facility. Alina has given generously of her time and inspirational talent for the benefit of the patients and their families and her belief in the work and credibility of Hospices of Hope.


Alina remains one of ballet's superstars as a leading principle dancer for the English National Ballet with an international career that spans almost 20 years.  We are honoured that she has agreed to speak about her life as a dancer and relationship with Hospices of Hope at an afternoon tea at


Millennium Hotel

London Mayfair

44 Grosvenor Square

London W1K 2HP

Sunday 20th November 2016.


This exclusive event will provide an opportunity to hear personally from this highly acclaimed star and includes a traditional afternoon with a glass of Prosecco. Full details of this event can be found on the flyer and tickets for this unique event can be purchased via 


Hospices of Hope has been leading the way in providing palliative care for south-eastern Europe for the past 25 years. Due to poverty and broken health care systems in this region, many people still suffer needless pain. This event is to help raise funds to establish the first specialist centre for children and families affected by rare and life-limiting illnesses at Copaceni, Bucharest Romania. All proceeds from the event will go towards this project and full details can be found at





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.

Sincerely Alina



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. 

Sincerely Alina 



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:

in an evening presented by 
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
international peers:


More details 


"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

Les Bourgeois 
choreography by Ben van Cauwenbergh / music by Jacques Brel

With You 
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

Les Lutins 
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.

Sincerely Alina

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

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.

Yours sincerely

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.


10. May 2013

Dear All,

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.

Yours Alina

20. April 2013

Dear all,

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 , 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.

Yours Alina


26. December 2012

Dear All,

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 seasonSadly 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

Dear All,

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!

x Alina