First Artist

Laura-Jane Gibson


Born: Ayrshire

Trained: Locally with Kelly Bolland and Penny Withers, Scottish Ballet Associates and Elmhurst Ballet School

Joined: 2007; First Artist, 2012

Proudest off-stage moment: Becoming a mother to Henry James.

Off-stage: I’m in the final year of a BSc in Health Sciences.

Awards: Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal, 2007.


Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Pirate, Shepherdess), Enigma Variations (Sailor Girl), The Dream (Mustardseed, Fairies), The Two Pigeons (Gypsies) and Symphonic Variations
George Balanchine: Concerto barocco, Serenade and Theme and Variations
David Bintley: Beauty and the Beast (Vixen, Birds of the Air, Servant, Court Beast), Edward II (French Courtier), Take Five ('Three to Get Ready'), The Orpheus Suite (Groupies, Furies), The Shakespeare Suite, Galanteries, 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café, Sylvia (Slave, Huntress), The Dance House, Cyrano, E=mc², Allegri diversi, Cinderella ('Spring', 'Autumn'), Carmina burana, Hobson's Choice, Aladdin ('Sapphire', Diamond') and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Zulme, Wilis)
Michael Corder: Le Baiser de la fée (Bride's Friend, Sprite, Villager)
Mikhail Fokine: Petrushka
Kit Holder: Printer Jam
Joe Layton: The Grand Tour (Stowaway)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet's friends) and Elite Syncopations ('The Golden Hours')
Marius Petipa: Paquita and Raymonda Act III (pas de trois)
Gary Stewart: The Centre and its Opposite
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Hans van Manen: Grosse Fuge
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Red Pawn, Black Pawn)
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Clara, Columbine, Mirlitons, Snowflake, Lead Flower), Coppélia (Swanilda's Friends, 'Betrothal', 'Czárdás', Chinese Doll, 'Dance of the Hours', 'Work'), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Song, Fairy of Modesty, pas de quatre) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Italian Princess, Courtesan, Italian Princess, 'Czárdás')

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