Today, @bhamroyalballet announced a brand new Director - a face many Royal Ballet fans will be very familiar with. @cacostaofficial takes up his appointment in 2020. He's pictured here at his final curtain call at the Royal Opera House in 2015. Kevin O'Hare said: 'I’m delighted that Carlos will take on the artistic leadership at Birmingham Royal Ballet. He has been an extraordinary source of inspiration to so many as a performer and now his distinctive charisma and vigour, combined with his humanity and passionate advocacy for dance, make this a very exciting appointment both for the city of Birmingham and for ballet audiences worldwide. It has been wonderful working with Carlos for so many years and I look forward to the close links this fosters between The Royal Ballet and our sister company'