The Company Index
Céline Gittens was born in Trinidad and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. She started her dance training at the age of three, under the guidance of her mother, before joining the Vancouver Goh Ballet Academy in 2001. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2006; First Artist 2009; Soloist, 2011.
Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Nymph, Pirate, Shepherdess), Dante Sonata (Child of Light) and The Two Pigeons (Gypsy Girl)
George Balanchine: Symphony in Three Movements, Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Striptease Girl)
David Bintley: The Shakespeare Suite, Carmina burana (Fortuna), Sylvia (Diana), The Dance House, 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café ('Now Nothing'), E=mc² ('Mass'), Faster, Take Five (Two Step), Aladdin (Diamond), Cinderella (Summer) and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Myrtha, Bathilde)
John Cranko: Card Game (Ace of Spades)
Mikhail Fokine: The Firebird (Princess) and Petrushka (Nursemaids)
Kit Holder: Small Worlds and Quatrain
Joe Layton: The Grand Tour (Theda Bara)
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('Alaskan Rag', 'Bethena Concert Waltz'), Concerto (Second movement), Romeo and Juliet (Harlots)
Rudolph Nureyev: Raymonda Act III (First Variation)
Marius Petipa: Paquita
Twyla Tharp: Nine Sinatra Songs ('Somethin' Stupid')
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Black Queen)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Rose Fairy), Coppélia ('Dawn'), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Joy) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Leading Swan, Polish Princess)
RAD Solo Seal, 2004; gold Medal and Audience Award, Adeline Genée Awards, 2005; finalist, Prix de Lausanne, 2006; MPhil (Education), University of Birmingham, 2012.
Last updated May 2014.
CÚline Gittens; photo: Tim Cross
Video: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue studio rehearsals
Video: Take Five rehearsals
Video: Swan Lake rehearsals
Company promotions 2011