Rachele Pizzillo

First Artist

Born: Palermo, Italy

Trained: Royal Ballet School

Joined: 2015, promoted to First Artist in 2021

Dream role: My dream role would be the lead in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. I particularly love the music, story and especially her character for the strong emotions you need to be able to express throughout the ballet.

Most challenging thing you have done: Leaving home to come to England when I was 15.

Favourite dancer: Alina Cojocaru has inspired me since I was a little girl.


David Bintley:'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Zebra girl), David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle.
Michael Corder: Le Baiser de la fée (Bride's Friends)
Kenneth MacMillan:Romeo and Juliet (Juliet's friends), Concerto
Hans van Manen: 5 Tangos
George Williamson:
Peter Wright's: The Nutcracker (Clara, Spanish Dance, Columbine), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Modesty), Swan Lake

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