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Samara Downs



Born in Kent, Samara Downs was a member of the Birmingham Junior Associates before training at the Royal Ballet School. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2003 and was promoted to First Artist in 2008.

REPERTORY INCLUDES
Frederick Ashton: Enigma Variations (Lady Elgar), Dante Sonata (Lead Child of Darkness), La Fille mal gardée, The Two Pigeons and Scènes de ballet
George Balanchine: Apollo (Handmaiden), Western Symphony (Fourth movement), Mozartiana (Menuet) and Concerto barocco
David Bintley: Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), Carmina burana (Roast Swan), The Nutcracker Sweeties (Lead Floreadoress), The Shakespeare Suite (Lady Macbeth), Beauty and the Beast (Vanité, The Sons of Horus and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool (Guest) and Card Game (Queen of Hearts)
Mikhail Fokine: The Firebird (Princess)
Oliver Hindle: The Four Seasons ('Summer')
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet, Harlots), Elite Syncoptaions ('Calliope Rag') and Solitaire
Hans van Manen: Five Tangos (pas de quatre), Twilight
Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer's reconstruction of The Rite of Spring (Three Tall Women in Mauve, Maidens)
Twyla Tharp: Nine Sinatra Songs ('Strangers in the Night', 'My Way')
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Black Pawns)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Snow Fairy, Lead Flowers, Snowflakes, Guests), The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse, pas de quatre) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Leading Swan)

CREATED ROLES
David Bintley: The Orpheus Suite (Moisturisers), E=mc² (Manhattan Project)
Michael Kopinski: Dumbarton Oaks

AWARDS
Paul Clarke Award

CHOREOGRAPHY
'Mercury' for BRB as part of The Planets.


Last updated August 2010.
Samara Downs; photo: Andrew Ross

Samara Downs; photo: Andrew Ross

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