Alys Shee was born in Toronto, Canada, and trained with Evelyn Hart and Nadia Veselova Tencer (Academy of Ballet and Jazz). She has danced with American Ballet Theatre II, Canadian Ballet Theatre (Soloist) and as a guest with South African Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, Rochester City Ballet and San Antonio Ballet. Her repertory includes Le Corsaire (Medora), Don Quixote (Kitri) and The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy). She has also performed classical pas de deux at galas internationally and in pieces by such choreographers as Edwaard Liang, Ronald Savkovic, Roberto Campanella, Jody Gates and Jessica Lang. Her awards include the Grand Prix at the Stars of the 21st Century and most recently the gold medal at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2012.
With ABT II
George Balanchine: Stars and Stripes pas de deux, Allegro Brillante and Grand pas classique
Azure Barton: Barbara
Jody Gates: A Taste of Sweet Velvet
Jessica Lang: Vivace Motifs
Edwaard Liang: Ballo Per Sei
Jerome Robbins: Interplay
Anthony Tudor: Continuo
With Canadian Ballet Theatre
Marius Petipa: La Bayadère (Gamzatti)
Rochester City Ballet (Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker); South African Ballet Theatre (lead roles in Le Corsaire and Don Quixote, and Grand pas classique) and gala performances of pas de deux from Swan Lake, Coppélia, Esmeralda, Giselle, Spartacus, Ronald Savkovic's Transparente and Robert Campanella's Crossfade.
Gold Medal, Helsinki International Ballet Competition (2012)
Silver Medal, USA International Ballet Competition (2010)
Silver Medal, Capetown International Ballet Competition (2010)
Grand Prix, Stars of the 21st Century (2010)
Silver Medal, Moscow International Ballet Competition (2009)
Iain's Desert Island Discs
In the run up to the world premiere of The Tempest, we spoke to choreographer David Bintley and the dancers creating the lead roles in his magical new ballet. Here Iain Mackay (Prospero) shares the Desert Island Discs he'd want with him if he was truly the lord of Shakespeare's mystical isle.