Carlos Acosta has been appointed the new director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
A great achievement, so well-deserved for the spectacular Cuban dancer. I first met Carlos in 1990 – he was rehearsing in a studio of the Gran Teatro in Havana. This is the photo I took of him – one of my favourite photos ever. I took the one above when he danced at the International Ballet Festival de Havana in 2010. This is a thrill for him, for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cuba and the Ballet World – not to mention his family! Wishing you all the best Carlos!