Born in Barcelona, Spain, Anna Monleon trained with La Compania juvenil de ballet de Catalunya and Elmhurst School for Dance. As a student she danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast, Checkmate and Concerto and with Northern Ballet in Giselle. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2012.
Frederick Ashton: The Dream (Fairies), Les Rendezvous, La Fille mal gardée and Dante Sonata
George Balanchine: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
David Bintley: Cinderella (Stars), Beauty and the Beast (Birds of the Air), Aladdin ('Diamond'), The Prince of the Pagodas (Cloud Women), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café and E=mc²
John Cranko: Pineapple Poll (Sweethearts)
Kenneth MacMillan: Concerto and Elite Syncopations
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate
Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker (Mirlitons, 'Spanish Dance'), Coppélia and The Sleeping Beauty, and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake
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.
Meet Marlo, our Dance Track graduate
Dance Track works with 30 primary schools and more than 2,500 children in Birmingham, identifying those with the potential to be the ballet dancers of the future. Read about one of our participants who has recently accepted a place at Elmhurst School for Dance.