Born in Cheltenham, Laura Day trained at Corraine Collins Dance Studios and the Royal Ballet School. As a student she danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker. She performed the Principal girl in the first movement of MacMillan's Concerto at the Royal Ballet School end of year performance, 2010, and created the role of Greta Samsa in Arthur Pita's The Metamorphosis, 2011, which was filmed for Sky Arts, 2013. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2012.
Frederick Ashton: Les Rendezvous (pas de trois)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Humboldt's Hog-Nosed Skunk Flea), Beauty and the Beast (Wild Girl)
John Cranko: Pineapple Poll (Blanche) and Card Game (Two of Diamonds)
Peter Wright:The Nutcracker (Clara) and The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Song)
Finalist, Adeline Genée Awards, 2010
The Phyllis Bedells Bursary, 2009
April Olrich Award for dynamic Performance, 2009
Royal Ballet School choreographic achievement award, 2011
Iain's Desert Island Discs
In the run up to the world premiere of The Tempest, we spoke to choreographer David Bintley and the dancers creating the lead roles in his magical new ballet. Here Iain Mackay (Prospero) shares the Desert Island Discs he'd want with him if he was truly the lord of Shakespeare's mystical isle.