Gus Payne

First Artist

Born: East Sussex

Trained: Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2017, promoted to First Artist in 2021

Awards: Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award, third prize, at the Royal Ballet School.

Dream role: Puck in Ashton’s The Dream.

Favourite composer: Philip Glass.


Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Cockerel)
David Bintley: 'Still Life’ at the Penguin Café (Texas Kangaroo Rat), Aladdin (Aladdin's friends)
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Alexander WhitleyKin.
Peter Wright: The Nutcracker (Harlequin, Chinese and Russian Dance), The Sleeping Beauty (Pas de quatre)

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