Dancer Sylvie Guillem will make her final UK performances in Birmingham, it has been announced.
Sylvie will perform at Birmingham Hippodrome on September 8 and 9, her last-ever appearance in Britain before retiring.
Tickets go on sale today for 'Life in Progress' which will feature both existing and new works by choreographers who have influenced her career.
The 50 year old will perform two new works including a solo by choreographer and Sadler's Wells associate artist Akram Khan and a pas de deux with Italian dancer Emanuela Montanari from La Scala.
Life in Progress also includes Mats Ek's poignant solo, Bye, which was made especially for her and has been performed previously as part of the 6000 Miles Away programme, part of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014.
It is completed by William Forsythe's Duo performed by two male dancers which premièred in 1996.
Birmingham Hippodrome chief executive Stuart Griffiths said: "Sylvie Guillem's performances have been major highlights of both the 2012 and 2014 International Dance Festivals here so I am honoured that she has chosen Birmingham Hippodrome as the venue for her last ever performances in the UK.
"I am delighted that dance lovers across the West Midlands and beyond have the unique chance of seeing these final performances here in Birmingham. We expect huge demand for tickets."
Sylvie will also receive a special award at this year's Olivier Awards on April 12 to celebrate her lifetime's achievements.
Born in Paris in 1965, she trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School and was promoted to the rank of Etoile by Rudolf Nureyev at 19.
Since then, she has performed with the world's leading companies including The Royal Ballet, Kirov, Tokyo Ballet, Australian Ballet and La Scala.