Dronina joined the company in 2010 and Hernández in 2012. They have delighted audiences in roles as diverse as Kitri and Basilio in Don Quixote, Titania and Oberon in Frederick Ashton’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Hans van Manen’s Dances with Harp.
Dronina joined the Royal Swedish Ballet in 2005 as a corps de ballet member. A meticulous hard-worker and blessed with great charm and stage presence she came to artistic maturity in the company excelling in roles like Giselle and MacMillan's Juliet.
In her acceptance speech Dronina said dance is about partnership: trusting, taking risks and challenging each other and in Hernández she has a partner who fulfils all this. She thanked him for making their performances such a joy.