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Ballerina Daria on hanging up her pointes

11 June 2014 Last updated at 13:48 BST

The English National Ballet's production of Romeo and Juliet opens on Wednesday night.

The shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London will see two of the world's most famous ballet dancers giving some of their final performances.

Daria Klimentová will be bidding farewell to the world of ballet and Carlos Acosta is retiring from the Royal Ballet.

Acosta will be dancing as Romeo alongside the English National Ballet's Tamara Rojo.

Klimentová plays Juliet in several performances alongside her dance partner Vadim Muntagirov.

Daria spoke to BBC News about how she feels about permanently hanging up her pointes.

Romeo and Juliet in-the-round is being performed at the Royal Albert Hall until June 22.

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