Laura-Jane Gibson was born in Ayrshire, training locally with Kerry Bolland and Penny Withers before joining the Scottish Ballet as a Junior and then Senior Associate. She began training with Elmhurst School for Dance in 2004, and as a student danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, La Fille mal gardée, The Firebird, Checkmate and Symphony in Three Movements. She joined the Company in 2007; promoted to First Artist 2012.
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')
Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal, 2007
Mathias'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 Mathias Dingman (Ariel) shares the Desert Island Discs he'd want were he to be stranded on Prospero's magical isle.
Meet Marlo, our Dance Track graduate
Dance Track works with 30 primary schools and more than 2,500 children in Birmingham, identifying those with the potential to be the ballet dancers of the future. Read about one of our participants who has recently accepted a place at Elmhurst School for Dance.
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.