Wasting Away In Principal

“The Royal Ballet’s Zenaida Yanowsky has been a fully-fledged principal since 2001 but, despite countless one-act triumphs, these meaty full-evening roles continue to elude her. The 28-year-old Spaniard isn’t the first Royal Ballet dancer to be principal in name only – Deborah Bull seldom got to carry a three-act ballet at Covent Garden – but Yanowsky, with her cool blonde beauty, sure technique and dazzlingly broad dramatic and stylistic range represents a serious waste of resources” writes Louise Levene.