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  • I'm Thiago Soares. I am Marianela Nunez.

  • And we are both principal dancers with the Royal Ballet.

  • When I first arrived, I mean seriously, I did feel like,you know, the luckiest girl, not only to live in

  • this amazing city but also to join the Royal Ballet and

  • be part of the best company in the world.

  • My teacher back in Brazil introduced to me the Royal Ballet

  • and I decided to come here to do an audition.

  • I was very lucky that they, the company accepted me and it was amazing

  • kind of magical actually.

  • I was already a principal dancer when Thiago joined

  • so first day of that season I was waiting for the lift, the lift arrived, I go in and

  • I see Thiago standing there and I could so see that

  • see that he was the new Brazillian guy.

  • Thiago proposed to me here at the Royal Opera House. I thought, how am I going to surprise her?

  • I thought the only way to do it was during a show because that,

  • she's not going to expect that because I'm also performing.

  • So that's what I did. And I was so into the performance and he was so

  • romantic and saying the things,

  • and I didn't understand what was happening until

  • the little box opened and I was the happiest

  • girl on earth!

  • What we believe is really unique here in London

  • is that the city is so open to

  • people from all over the world, they are very welcome to

  • all the nations. We are so happy and lucky to be here.

  • yeah

  • We live in Highbury & Islington

  • We are like 5 minutes from Upper Street,

  • which we like very much and we go there a lot

  • because it is a great combination of you know nice pubs and nice

  • small shops and restaurants. That is all the flower shops and all the things you know,

  • the pretty things that she likes. When I first started going out with Thiago, he used to go

  • "I have a lunch break" I was like okay where are you? "I'm here in the National Gallery'' and it's

  • amazing for us that we come from our countries that wouldn't have

  • that access you know. There is free entrance, you can go there get inspiration and you can

  • get to see all this incredible work. This is why I love London so much.

  • Well, I mean there are so many places that if you're here for 24 hours

  • it would be quite hard to choose.

  • I mean there is so much to see. I would go maybe to put to Portobello Market in the morning,

  • have like, some breakfast there, walk around get some cool stuff and see some

  • you know

  • those kinds of jewelery, sorts of funky shops and those kind of things.

  • So if you come to London you definitely have to come to the Royal Opera House

  • to see the Royal Ballet and see us dance. Yeah absolutely you can watch an amazing show and have dinner at

  • the same time

  • so come and finish the day to watch the Royal Ballet, that would be a good day.

  • It's a must, absolutely.

  • Definitely.

I'm Thiago Soares. I am Marianela Nunez.

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