Born: Leamington Spa

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

Joined: 2000; Soloist, 2014; First Soloist, 2019

Dream Role: The role of Brazilian Woolly Monkey in ‘Still Life’ was always on my ‘wish list’ and I finally performed it in autumn 2017.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be: I have a Masters degree in Choreography and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I am fascinated by the mental element of achieving and maintaining high performance at individual and cultural levels so Psychology would be an alternative career for me.


Carlos Acosta: Don Quixote (Sancho Panza,Gamache)
Frederick Ashton: Enigma Variations (Hew David Steuart Powell), The Dream (Bottom) and La Fille mal gardée (Widow Simone, 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'), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Brazilian Woolly Monkey), Galanteries, Beauty and the Beast (Monsieur Cochon), The Tempest (Trinculo)
David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Hilarion)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Général Lavine eccentric') and Pineapple Poll (Jasper)
Edward Clug: Radio and Juliet
Jeorge Crecis: 24
Joe Layton: The Grand Tour (Stowaway)
Pontus Lidberg (Raúl Reinoso, Cassi Abranches): Black Sabbath – The Ballet
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('Hot House Rag') and Romeo and Juliet (Mandolin Dance lead)
Twyla Tharp:In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Drosselmeyer, 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)
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)
Seasons in our World (Winter), (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2019)
Tsfasmaniana (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2019)
Stems (The Royal Ballet's International Draft Works, 2019)

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