Episode Twenty Eight - Mayara Magri
Maya is the first ever principle ballerina on This is a Token! So fascinating to find out all about her and her journey from Brazil to the Royal ballet in London. It was a real privilege and so fascinating.I realised I hadn’t been to the ballet for too long a long time, so Maya promised to let me know next time she’s doing a performance a novice like me might enjoy. I can’t wait to see her again. - Alex Monroe
This episode takes the listener into the heart of the magical world of ballet with the incredibly talented Principal Dancer at The Royal Ballet, Mayara Magri.
Hear about her dedication and passion for dance and the inspiring people she has both met and shared this journey with. A fitting theme of feathers comes through in her chosen jewellery with the delicate motifs featuring necklaces, earrings and rings. Mayara shares her favourite pieces she has been gifted over the years from the special people in her life (including her partner, Matthew Ball, also a Principal Dancer and Choreographer) often to mark momentous achievements in her career including her Swan Lake debut.
We were also delighted to hear our very own Feather and Bumblebee necklace make an appearance and especially the meaning they hold in marking such special memories.
Here are some useful links for further reading on, events and artefacts discussed by Alex and Mayara:
You can follow Mayara on Instagram: @maymagriofficial
Explore upcoming ROH performances: Royal Opera House
Alex Monroe Bumblebee
Alex Monroe Feather
Vashi Lovestrike Wave Ring here
Illustration by Connie Bella Monroe
Edited by Emily Sandford
Music by Daniel Patrick Cohen