Arancha Baselga

First Soloist

Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Arancha Baselga trained at the Maria de Avila Dance School. She danced with Stuttgart Ballet (2001/02) and joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2002; promoted to First Artist, 2007; Soloist 2012.

REPERTORY INCLUDES
Frederick Ashton: The Two Pigeons (Friend, Gypsy), The Dream (Moth), Enigma Variations (Isabel Fitton) and Symphonic Variations
George Balanchine: Agon (pas de trios), Apollo (Handmaiden), Concerto barocco, Serenade and Western Symphony (First, third and fourth movements)
David Bintley: Cinderella (Spring, Autumn), The Seasons ('Autumn'), The Dance House, Sylvia (Neptune), Edward II (Tomboy), Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), The Shakespeare Suite (Lady Anne), Allegri diversi and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Moyna)
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Les Fées sont d'exquisses danseuses') and Pineapple Poll (Blanche)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet's Friends), Concerto (First movement) and Solitaire (the Girl)
Hans van Manen: Five Tangos (pas de quatre)
Stanton Welch: Powder
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, Rose Fairy, Leading Flowers, Mirlitons), Coppélia (Swanilda) and The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Honour, pas de quatre) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Italian Princess, Cygnets, pas de quatre)

CREATED ROLES
She was one of the creators of 'Three to Get Ready' in David Bintley's Take Five.

AWARDS
First Prize, Second Ciudad de Torrelavega Dance Contest, 1998