Ruth Brill

First Artist

Born in Kent, Ruth Brill trained locally in the Cecchetti method with Judith Wilson, at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and at English National Ballet School. She danced with English National Ballet (2007-12), joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2012 and was promoted to First Artist in 2014.

REPERTORY
Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Lise's Friends), Façade ('Foxtrot', 'Yodeling'), Les Rendezvous (pas de quatre), The Dream, (Moth),
George Balanchine: Serenade, Theme and Variations, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
David Bintley: The Nutcracker Sweeties (Sugar Rum Cherry), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Great Auk), Hobson's Choice (Maggie Hobson, Lily of Laguna pas de deux), The Seasons ('Winter' pas de trois), Beauty and the Beast (Fiére), Take Five ('Three to Get Ready'), The Shakespeare Suite, Carmina burana,The Prince of the Pagodas (Balinese Girl), Aladdin ('Sapphire', 'Pearl', Djinn's Entourage), Cinderella (Stars), E=mc² ('Energy', 'Celeritas²'), Tombeaux and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Berthe)
John Cranko:The Taming of the Shrew
Kit Holder: 9-5 (The Boss), Printer Jam (Duet)
Joe Layton: The Grand Tour (Mary Pickford, Stowaways)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse, Romeo's Harlot), Elite Syncopations
Twyla Tharp: In theUpper Room
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (Red Pawn)
Peter Wright: The Nutcracker (Lead Snowflake, Mirlitons, Spanish Dance),Coppélia (Swanilda's Friends, 'Betrothal'), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Song, Little Red Riding Hood) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Pas de quatre, Cygnets, Lead Czárdás)

CREATED ROLES
Kit Holder: Quatrain, Wolves (Hana), Four Seasons of Buenos Airies (pas de deux performed at Birmingham Cathedral
Jessica Lang: Wink
Gillian LynneafterRobert Helpmann:Miracle in the Gorbals

CHOREOGRAPHY
Hit on all Sixes (Choreographic workshop, 2013)
Butterfly Effect (Elmhurst School for Dance, 2013)
Rhapsody in Blue (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2014)
Matryoshka (Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2015)
Tempo di Polacca (Elmhurst School for Dance, 2015)
Sound of Strength (Rugby World Cup welcoming ceremony for England, 2015)
'Flash Flock' - community flash mob, The Bullring for Birmingham Weekender Festival, 2015)
Pennies from Heaven (A Winter Less Ordinary Festival, 2015)
Arcadia (Birmingham Royal Ballet, to premiere spring 2017)

AWARDS AND GALAS
National Youth Ballet Bronze Statuette (2006)
Barbara Geoghegan Award (2007)
Cecchetti International Ballet Competition (2008)
Cecchetti International Gala (2011)
London Children's Ballet 20th Anniversary Gala (2015)
Gala for Eve Pettinger (2016)
National Youth Ballet memorial gala for Jill Tookey (2016)
Cecchetti Legacy Project - diploma syllabus (2014-16)