Born: New Forest
Trained: locally and at the Royal Ballet School
Joined: 2005, Soloist, 2016
Most challenging role: Bottom in Ashton’s The Dream. You have to dance on pointe, on a floor cloth, and wear a huge donkey head with zero visibility. I will never forget making my debut, with Natasha Oughtred as my Titania, willing me on.
Off-stage: I graduated from the Open University in 2015 with a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. It was a massive challenge to study whilst rehearsing, touring and performing, but I made it with a little perseverance and a lot of support from my long-suffering wife Samara Downs. I’m very proud to be an alumnus of such an amazing institution.
Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Dorkon), The Dream (Bottom, Demetrius), Monotones II, A Month in the Country (Rakitin)
George Balanchine: Stravinsky Violin Concerto
David Bintley: The Prince of the Pagodas (King of the West), Edward II (Despenser, Baron), Cyrano (Cadet), Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), The Seasons ('Spring'), Take Five ('Four Square', 'Take Five') The Orpheus Suite (Argonauts), Far from the Madding Crowd (Cavalry Officer), Galanteries, Sylvia (Pirate), Carmina burana (Seminarians), Cinderella, Aladdin ('Gold'), Faster, Tombeaux, The King Dances (La Renommée), Four Scottish Dances and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Hilarion)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella
Michael Corder: Le Baiser de la fée
John Cranko: Pineapple Poll (Crew), Card Game (Ten of Spades), The Taming of the Shrew (Pas de six)
Oliver Hindle: The Four Seasons ('Spring', 'Winter')
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Paris), Elite Syncopations ('The Golden Hours'), Solitaire, and Concerto
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Hans van Manen 5 Tangos
Peter Wright's productions of Coppélia ('Betrothal', 'Call to Arms'), The Nutcracker (Clara's Dancing Partner, Consorts, 'Russian Dance', Winds) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Benno)