Born in Palermo, Italy, Rachele Pizzillo trained locally and at the Royal Ballet School. As a student she danced with The Royal Ballet in Manon, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and La Fille mal gardée. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2015.
Hans van Manen: 5 Tangos
Peter Wright's: The Nutcracker (Dance of the Mirlitons)
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.