Kit Holder


Born: Leamington Spa

Trained: with Audrey Roper in Sutton Coldfield and at the Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2000, Soloist, 2014

Dream Role: I’m looking forward to my debut in the role of Brazilian Woolly Monkey in ‘Still Life’ this season. It has always been one of my favourite ballets and a role on my ‘wish list’. It’s  a physical challenge, particularly with a full head mask. He leads the finale so it has to be at maximum energy.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be: I’d like to think I would be a musician.

Frederick Ashton: Enigma Variations (Hew David Steuart Powell), The Dream (Bottom) and La Fille mal gardée (Alain)
David Bintley: The Prince of the Pagodas (King of the North), Aladdin (Aladdin's Friend), Edward II (Warwick, Lancaster), Carmina burana (Seminarians), The Shakespeare Suite (Bottom), Sylvia (Gog), Flowers of the Forest ('Scottish Dances'), Galanteries, and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Hilarion)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Général Lavine eccentric') and Pineapple Poll (Jasper)
Joe Layton: The Grand Tour (Stowaway)
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('Hot House Rag') and Romeo and Juliet (Mandolin Dance lead)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Drosselmeyer's Assistant, Harlequin, Nutcracker Doll) and The Sleeping Beauty (Puss-in-Boots) Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Neapolitan Dance)

Conversations pas de deux (Linbury Theatre for The Royal Ballet's 75th anniversary, 2006)
Small Worlds (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2007)
Romany Wood (Elmhurst Ballet School, 2009)
Printer Jam (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2010)
9-5 (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2012)
Basse Danse (Central School of Ballet's Graduate Tour, 2013)
Quatrain (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2014)
Hopper (Ballet Central, 2015)
To Fetch a Pail of Water (Ballet Black, 2015)
Wolves are People Too (Independent - produced in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2016)

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