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Iain Mackay



Introduced by David Bintley
Born in Glasgow, Iain Mackay trained as a Junior Associate of Scottish Ballet, before joining the Dance School of Scotland. He spent two years at the Royal Ballet Upper School, and joined BRB in 1999. Promoted to Soloist in 2001 and Principal in 2003, Iain's rapid rise through the Company has been well deserved. Able to take on everything from classical princes to intense dramatic roles, he has become one of Birmingham Royal Ballet's most valued and versatile artists, leading to the creation of a number of important roles in the recent repertory. With his wife, senior soloist Silvia Jimenez, Iain recently guested in the leading roles in Carmina burana with the ballet of the New National Theatre, Tokyo. Iain's talents extend beyond the limits of the dance world however; he also has a golf handicap of only 12!

REPERTORY INCLUDES
Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Colas) and The Two Pigeons (Gypsy Lover)
George Balanchine: Apollo (title role), Western Symphony (Third movement) and Prodigal Son
David Bintley: Arthur (Arthur, Mordred), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Cyrano (Christian), Edward II (Edward, Grim Reaper), Far from the Madding Crowd (Troy), Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), Carmina burana (Third Seminarian), The Nutcracker Sweeties (Volga Vouty), The Seasons ('Summer'), The Shakespeare Suite (Romeo), The Sons of Horus (Imsety), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Southern Cape Zebra), Flowers of the Forest, Concert Fantasy and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Albrecht)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella (Caviello)
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool (Moondog)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)
Jerome Robbins: Fancy Free (Sailor)
Nahid Siddiqui: Krishna (title role)
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (First Red Knight)
Stanton Welch: Powder
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Prince), The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Siegfried)

CREATED ROLES
David Bintley: Cyrano (Christian)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella (Caviello)


Last updated January 2008.
Iain Mackay; photo: Richard Battye

Iain Mackay; photo: Richard Battye

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