Joseph Caley

Principal

Introduced by David Bintley
Joseph Caley joined Birmingham Royal Ballet from the Royal Ballet School in 2005 and his precocious technical ability was quickly tested by roles in The Seasons, The Sleeping Beauty and Cyrano. As the result of injuries within the Company, Joe’s breakthrough came at an early age with his debut as Albrecht in Giselle, and from that point on his career has soared, with leading roles in Coppélia, The Nutcracker, The Two Pigeons and Sylvia, amongst others, quickly following. Recent performances, in a wide range of roles, have demonstrated not only a mature technique and natural partnering skills, but also a growing presence in stagecraft and acting ability most recently seen in the title role of The Prince of the Pagodas which he danced on its British premiere.

REPERTORY INCLUDES
Frederick Ashton: The Dream (Oberon), The Two Pigeons (Young Man), Enigma Variations (Troyte) and La Fille mal gardée (Colas)
George Balanchine: Agon (pas de trois), Symphony in Three Movements (Third Principal Couple), Mozartiana (lead role) and Serenade
David Bintley: The Prince of the Pagodas (Salamander Prince), Beauty and the Beast (Raven), Cyrano (Christian), Take Five ('Flying Solo'), The Seasons ('Spring'), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Texas Kangaroo Rat), Sylvia (Amynta), E=mc² ('Energy'), Hobson's Choice (Fred Beenstock), The Shakespeare Suite (Hamlet) and Carmina burana (First Seminarian)
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool (Capitano Adoncino)
Mikhail Fokine: The Firebird (Ivan Tsarevich)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) Concerto (First Movement) and Solitaire
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Peter Wright's productions of Coppélia (Franz), The Nutcracker (Prince) and The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund)

AWARDS
Prix de Lausanne scholarship winner; first place at the Roseta Mauri; silver medal, Adeline Genée awards, 2003; first place, Young British Dancer of the Year, 2003.