Brandon Lawrence

Soloist

Born in Bradford, Brandon Lawrence trained at the Nydza School of Dance, Bingley, and the Royal Ballet School. With The Royal Ballet he danced in La Valse and Giselle. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2011 and was promoted to First Artist in 2014, and Soloist in 2016.

REPERTORY INCLUDES
Frederick Ashton: The Dream (Lysander), Les Rendezvous (lead couple)
David Bintley: Cinderella (Prince's Friends), The Prince of the Pagodas (King of the South), Beauty and the Beast (Beast, Birds of the Air), Far from the Madding Crowd (Tumbler), Carmina burana (Third Seminarian), The King Dances, Faster, Aladdin ('Emerald', 'Gold'), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Southern Cape Zebra, 'Now Nothing'), Flowers of the Forest, E=mc², Tombeaux, The Shakespeare Suite (Othello)
John Cranko: Pineapple Poll (Crew) and Card Game (Five of Hearts), The Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio)
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces, Wink
Jose Limon:The Moor's Pavane (Othello)
Kenneth MacMillan: Pavane, La Fin du jour and Elite Syncopations ('Friday Night', 'Bethena Concert Waltz'), Romeo and Juliet (Paris, Benvolio)
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Black Castle)
Alexander Whitley: Kin.
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Prince, King Rat, Winds, 'Arabian Dance', Consorts) and Coppélia ('Call to Arms'), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Prince Seigfreid).

CREATED ROLES
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces
Alexander Whitley: Kin.

AWARDS
Joint winner of a Phyllis Bedells Award (2008)
Finalist in the 2008 and 2009 Young British Dancer of the Year