Rory Mackay

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Born: Glasgow

Trained: Dance School of Scotland and the Royal Ballet Upper School

Joined: 2002; Soloist, 2011

Other companies: English National Ballet (1996-2002).

Engagement and Participation work: I was involved with the 2006 Romeo and Juliet project, Ballet Hoo! Ballet Changed my Life, which was televised on Channel 4, and the more recent Lost Souls project.

First role with the Company: At Symphony Hall in Birmingham, in costume, I held the bike my brother Iain needed when he danced an excerpt from Far from the Madding Crowd.

Dream role: The lead man in Balanchine’s Who Cares?

Created role: Willie in Jonathan Payn's Into the Ferment

Frederick Ashton: Enigma Variations (Hew David Steuart Powell, William Meath Baker), La Fille mal gardé (Widow Simone), Monotones II, A Month in the Country (Yslaev)
David Bintley: Hobson's Choice (Albert Prosser), The Prince of the Pagodas (Emperor), Beauty and the Beast (Bailiff), Cyrano (Rageuneau), Arthur, Sylvia (Pirate), Beauty and the Beast (Merchant), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Southern Cape Zebra), The Shakespeare Suite (Richard III)
David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Hilarion)
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool (Midas), The Taming of the Shrew (Gremio)
Michael Kopinski: Dumbarton Oaks
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt, Lord Capulet, Friar Laurence,)
Twyla Tharp: Nine Sinatra Songs ('That's Life'), In the Upper Room
Peter Wright's productions of Coppélia (Dr Coppélius), The Nutcracker ('Spanish Dance', Drosselmeyer, King Rat) and The Sleeping Beauty (Wolf)

Jonathan Payn: Into the Ferment (Willie)