Born in Bradford, Max Maslen trained at the Nydza School of Dance and Central School of Ballet. He was a Prix de Lausanne finalist (2012) and has danced with Ballet Central (Central School of Ballet's graduate touring company), where his repertory included Christopher Gable's Celebration and Matthew Hart's Whodunnit. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2012 and was promoted to First Artist in 2016.
Frederick Ashton: The Dream (Rustics), Les Rendezvous (pas de trois), Enigma Variations (Richard Baxter Townshend)
George Balanchine: Theme and Variations
David Bintley: Cinderella (Prince's Friends), Beauty and the Beast (Raven), Aladdin ('Onyx'), E-mc² ('Celeritas²'), The King Dances (Mesdames), Flowers of the Forest, The Shakespeare Suite
John Cranko: Pineapple Poll (Sailor), The Taming of the Shrew (Pas de six)
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('The Golden Hours'), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Solitaire
Hans van Manen: 5 Tangos
Alexander Whitley: Kin.
Peter Wright's productions of Coppélia ('Call to Arms'), The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird) and The Nutcracker (Clara's Dancing Partner), Consorts, 'Russian Dance', 'Waltz of the Flowers'), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Benno)
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.