Jenna Roberts

Principal
Roberts Jenna
Roberts Jenna
Roberts Jenna

Born: Australia

Trained: Marie Walton-Mahon Dance Academy, Australia, and the Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2003; Principal, 2012

Guest performances: Queensland Ballet.

Created roles: Miranda (David Bintley’s The Tempest), the Fairy (Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée) and roles in Alexander Whitley’s Kin. and Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces.

Dream role: Tatiana in Cranko’s Onegin

Most enjoyable experience on stage: Any performance where I’m partnered by Iain Mackay is always really enjoyable.

Most challenging thing you have done: Coming back to dance after a potentially career-ending injury.

REPERTORY INCLUDES

Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Lise's Friends), The Two Pigeons (Young Girl), Dante Sonata, Monotones II, Symphonic Variations, Daphnis and Chloë (Chloë) and Scènes de ballet
George Balanchine: Apollo (Tersichore), Agon (Principal couple), Symphony in Three Movements (lead role) and Western Symphony (First movement)
David Bintley: Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), The Nutcracker Sweeties (Chinoiserie), The Shakespeare Suite (Juliet), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Allegri diversi, The Orpheus Suite, The Sons of Horus, The Dance House, Cinderella ('Summer'), E=mc² ('Mass'), Aladdin (Princess Badr al-Budur) and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Title role, 'Harvest pas de deux')
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool
Oliver Hindle: The Four Seasons
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces
Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer's reconstruction of The Rite of Spring
Michael Kopisnki: Dumbarton Oaks
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Elite Syncopations ('Bethena Concert Waltz'), Solitaire (Girl) and Concerto (Second Movement), Solitaire (The Girl)
Hans van Manen: 5 Tangos
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Red Queen)
Alexander Whitley: Kin.
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Fairy), Coppélia (Swanilda's Friends and 'Prayer') and The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Odette/Odile)