Ruth Brill, was born in Kent and trained locally in the Cecchetti method and gained performance experience working with London Children’s Ballet and National Youth Ballet. She then went on to train at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and English National Ballet School. She danced with English National Ballet from 2007 to 2012. She then moved to Birmingham Royal Ballet, attracted by their broader repertoire, with its mix of ‘masterworks’ and the opportunity to work with David Bintley. She took advantage of the chance to develop as a choreographer through in-house workshops and was given her first chance to create for the company in 2013. Ruth was promoted to First Artist in 2014. She was recently interviewed on BBC News, BBC Radio WM and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune. Her works for Birmingham Royal Ballet include Rhapsody in Blue (2014), Matryoshka (2015) and Arcadia (2017). She has also created Sound of Strength for the Rugby World Cup Welcoming Ceremony for England (2015) and various works for Elmhurst School for Dance (2013, 2015). Current projects include Steamboat Summer for National Youth Ballet (2017) and a flash mob for Birmingham Weekender (2017).