Laura Day

Principal Character Artist & Assistant Répétiteur

Born: Cheltenham

Trained: Corraine Collins Dance Studios and the Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2012; First Artist, 2017; Soloist, 2019; Principal Character Artist, 2022

Choreography: ’Spring’ in Seasons in our World for Birmingham Royal Ballet (2019); Folk song suite for Elmhurst Ballet School (2021)

Created roles: Greta Samsa in Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis (filmed for Sky Arts, 2013). Peter in Ruth Brill’s Peter and the Wolf.

Awards: Royal Ballet School choreographic achievement award, 2011Finalist, Adeline Genée Awards, 2010; The Phyllis Bedells Bursary, 2009; April Olrich Award for dynamic Performance, 2009.

Favourite dancer as a child: Fred Astaire – what a legend!

Most rewarding role: Vera in A Month in the Country – working in such a small cast and being coached by Marguerite Porter and Sir Anthony Dowell was an incredible experience for me.

Additional Birmingham Royal Ballet activities:  I am an Assistant Répétiteur, teaching class and directing rehearsals.


Frederick Ashton: Les Rendezvous (pas de trois), A Month in the Country (Vera)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Humboldt's Hog-Nosed Skunk Flea), Beauty and the Beast (Wild Girl), Cinderella (Dumpy, Stepmother), The Shakespeare Suite (Titania), Flowers of the Forest (Scottish Dances), Carmina burana (Pony tail girl), Hobson's Choice (Vickey Hobson)
John Cranko: Pineapple Poll (Blanche) and Card Game (Two of Diamonds)
Peter Wright:The Nutcracker (Clara, Columbine) and The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Song)

Header image: Clothing (except for tutu) generously supplied by UK dancewear specialists Dans-ez