Sergiu Pobereznic

Former Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Soloist with The Royal Ballet. Born in Romania, Sergiu Pobereznic moved to England at 11 and trained at the Royal Ballet School with Richard Glasstone . He joined The Royal Ballet in 1986, becoming a Soloist in 1990. He transferred to BRB in 1993 and was promoted to Principal in 1997. As well as possessing a beautiful classical line, demonstrated in performances as Siegfried in Swan Lake, Franz in Coppélia and the Prince in The Nutcracker, Sergiu's versatile dynamism sees him also excelling in more modern repertory. His many notable roles include Balanchine's Agon, The Four Temperaments and Serenade, Troyte Griffith in Enigma Variations, Colas in La Fille mal gardée and Oberon in The Dream.

Repertory: with The Royal Ballet: Bluebird (The Sleeping Beauty), Jester (Beauty and the Beast), Bronze Idol (La Bayadère), Libera me (Requiem), King of the West (The Prince of the Pagodas), Prince (The Nutcracker), Oberon (The Dream); with BRB: Amynta (Sylvia), Siegfried (Swan Lake), Franz (Coppélia), Troyte Griffith (Enigma Variations), Mercutio, Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Prince (The Nutcracker), Troy (Far from the Madding Crowd), Lancaster (Edward II), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Brazilian Woolly Monkey ('Still Life' at the Penguin Café), Captain Peanut (The Nutcracker Sweeties), Romeo (The Shakespeare Suite) and roles in Agon, The Four Temperaments, Symphony in Three Movements, Serenade, Carmina burana, Theme and Variations, Birthday Offering, Street and In the Upper Room.

Created roles: Libramenta and Bright Young Things (Hindle), Powder (Welch), Lot / Red Dragon (Arthur part 1) and Agravain (Arthur part 2).

He arrived in Sydney in September 2005 and immediately took up his position on the faculty of Tanya Pearson, Classical Coaching Academy. Sergiu also freelances all over the Sydney area. He is currently working with Tanya on Sydney City Youth Ballets production of The Polar Express for which he is also composing the music with his co writer "Fergus Davidson".

Quote: The Cecchetti method (taught by Richard Glasstone) gave me a very clear start in my early ballet training through to my late teens. Later as a professional dancer i was always recognised as a very pure classical dancer which must be in regards to the foundation the Cecchetti method gave me.