Karla Doorbar


Born: Stoke-on-Trent

Trained: Jenny Brennan School of Dance and Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2011; First Artist, 2015; Soloist, 2018

Most rewarding role: Vera in A Month in the Country. I loved discovering her character, and the whole process of putting on the ballet was very special and wonderful to be a part of.

 Awards: Finalist at the 2011 Genée International Ballet Competition and awarded the Dame Ninette de Valois award on graduating from the Royal Ballet School.


Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Chickens, Peasant), Façade ('Polka'), Enigma Variations (Dorabella), A Month in the Country (Vera), The Dream (Titania pas de deux)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: Beauty and the Beast (Birds), Cinderella ('Spring' and Title role in First Steps: a child's Cinderella), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Great Auk, Humboldt's Hog-Nosed Skunk Flea), Aladdin ('Pearl', 'Sapphire'), The Prince of the Pagodas, Beauty and the Beast (Belle pas de deux) and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Wilis)
John Cranko: Pineapple Poll (Sweetheart), Card Game (Two of Diamonds), The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca)
Kenneth MacMillan: La Fin du jour
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Red Pawn) 
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Clara, Sugar Plum Fairy) and The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Song, pas de quatre) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Cygnets, Swans, pas de quatre)

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