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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. Her repertory with Goh Ballet Company included Giselle (Myrtha), The Nutcracker (pas de deux) Swan Lake (Black Swan), Diana and Acteon pas de deux and roles in Don Quixote, Paquita, Serenade, Conservatory, Naopli and Raymonda. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2006; First Artist 2009.
Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Pirate, Shepherdess) and Dante Sonata (Child of Light)
George Balanchine: Symphony in Three Movements,Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Striptease Girl)
David Bintley: The Shakespeare Suite, Sylvia (Diana), The Dance House, 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café ('Now Nothing'), E=mc² ('Mass')
and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle
John Cranko: Card Game (Ace of Spades)
Mikhail Fokine: The Firebird (Princess) and Petrushka (Nursemaids)
Kit Holder: Small Worlds
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('Alaskan Rag', Bethena Concert Waltz), Concerto (Second movement)
Marius Petipa: Paquita
Twyla Tharp: Nine Sinatra Songs ('Somethin' Stupid')
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Arabian Dance,Lead Snowflakes and Lead Flowers), Coppélia (Mazurka, Czárdás, 'Work', 'Dance of the Hours') and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Leading Swan, Spanish Dance, Waltz, Mazurka)
Rudolph Nureyev: Raymonda Act III (First Variation)
RAD Solo Seal, 2004; gold Medal and Audience Award, Adeline Genée Awards, 2005; finalist, Prix de Lausanne, 2006.
Last updated August 2010.
CÚline Gittens; photo Andrew Ross
Video: Take Five rehearsals
Video: Swan Lake rehearsals
Company promotions 2011
Video: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue studio rehearsals