Anna Laudere was born in Sigulda in Latvia and trained as a dancer at the Riga Ballet School and at the Hamburg Ballet’s Ballet School. She joined the Hamburg Ballet in 2001, becoming a soloist in 2008 and a principal in 2011.

A highly expressive dancer, Anna Laudere has performed the title roles in John Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias, A Cinderella Story, Tatiana and Giselle. She has also appeared as Solveig and Aase (Peer Gynt), Mrs Muskat (Liliom), Ophelia (Hamlet), Desdemona (Othello), Odette and Princess Claire (Illusions – Like Swan Lake), Louise (The Nutcracker), Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina and Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya (The Seagull) and Eleonora Bereda (Nijinsky), the last-named a role that she also danced when the ballet was filmed in 2017. Among the roles that John Neumeier has created for her are Kalliope in Orpheus, the Mother in the Christmas Oratorio, the Friend (Isadora Duncan) in Duse, the title role in Anna Karenina and, most recently, a leading solo role in Beethoven Project. She also performed leading roles in the Hamburg premiere of Brahms/Balanchine in 2018 and in the revival of All Our Yesterdays in 2019. In 2019 she and Edvin Revazov were the principal dancers in the Hamburg premiere of Orphée et Eurydice. She also works regularly with young choreographers such as Revazov, Thiago Bordin and Yuka Oishi, all three of whom have created ballets for her. Her repertoire additionally includes ballets by George Balanchine (Emeralds and Rubies in Jewels and the Siren in The Prodigal Son) and Michel Fokine (Les Sylphides), Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin, the Woman in Mauve and the Woman in Green in Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering and the Wife and the Ballerina in Robbins’s The Concert. She also danced the Queen of the Dryads in the Hamburg Ballet’s production of Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote.

Anna Laudere was awarded the Dr Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize in 2008 and the Premio Positano in 2018. In 2019 she won the Russian-Italian Prix Benois-Massine. She has appeared in Italy, Latvia and England, at the Prix Benois de la Danse in Moscow and, together with Edvin Revazov, at the 2011 Prix de Lausanne in memory of Philippe Braunschweig. In 2019 she appeared alongside Revazov in the title role in the Bavarian State Ballet’s revival of Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias.

Riga Ballet School
The School of the Hamburg Ballet

Valentins Blinovs, Marianne Kruuse, Kevin Haigen, Irina Jacobson, Radik Zaripov

Hamburg Ballet since 2001, promoted Soloist in 2008 and Principal in 2011

The Maiden-who-never-laughs in “Parzival – Episodes and Echo”
Calliope in “Orpheus”
The Friend (Isadora Duncan) in “Duse”
Anna Arkadyevna Karenina in “Anna Karenina”
A Widow in “Dona Nobis Pacem”

and solos in

Nachtwanderung from “Songs of the Night”
Um Mitternacht
Beethoven Project I
Ghost Light
Beethoven Project II
A Foreign Sound (Thiago Bordin)
At Asyl-Um (Luva-Andrea Tessarini)
Anima (Edvin Revazov)

Lady Capulet and Rosalind in “Romeo and Juliet”
Cinderella, Cinderella’s Mother, A Stepsister and Princess from Another Country in “A Cinderella Story”
Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina, Primaballerina and Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya in “The Seagull”
Desdemona in “Othello”
Eleonora Bereda in “Nijinsky”
Odette and Princess Claire in “Illusions – like Swan Lake”
Hermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Marguerite Gautier and Manon Lescaut in “Lady of the Camellias”
Louise and La Fille du Pharaon in “The Nutcracker”
Ophelia in “Hamlet”
Mrs. Muskat in “Liliom”
Giselle and Myrtha in “Giselle”
Tatiana Larina in “Tatiana”
Solveig and Aase in “Peer Gynt”
Eurydice in “Orphée et Eurydice”
La Barbarina and Aschenbach’s assistant, his mother and Tadzio’s mother in “Death in Venice”
Aminta in “Sylvia”
The Queen and The Rose in “The Sleeping Beauty” (new version 2021)
The Siren in “The Prodigal Son” (George Balanchine)
Woman in Mauve and in Green in “Dances at a Gathering” (Jerome Robbins)
The Wife and the Ballerina in “The Concert” (Jerome Robbins)
Tatiana in “Onegin” (John Cranko)
The Queen of the Dryads in “Don Quixote” (Rudolf Nurejev after Marius Petipa)
Queen Hermione in “The Winter’s Tale” (Christopher Wheeldon)

and solos in

Christmas Oratorio I-VI (she danced this role for the premiere)
Verklungene Feste
Saint Matthew Passion
Seasons – The Colors of Time
Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler
Le Sacre
Préludes CV
Soldier Songs (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
The Fifth Symphony of Gustav Mahler
Les Sylphides (Michail Fokine)
Jewels – Emeralds/Rubies (George Balanchine)
Reflet (Stefano Palmigiano)
Liebeslieder Walzer (George Balanchine)
Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (George Balanchine)

Munich (Marguerite Gautier in “Lady of the Camellias”, Bavarian State Opera), Stuttgart, Lausanne, London, Milan (Marguerite Gautier in “Lady of the Camellias”, Teatro alla Scala), Tallinn, Riga, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Tokyo (World Ballet Festival 2015 and 2018), Beijing

Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer-Prize 2008
Premio Positano Léonide Massine 2018
Latvian Excellence Award in Culture 2019
The Russian-Italian Prize Benois-Massine 2019
Order of the Three Stars – Highest civilian order awarded for meritorious service to Latvia