Trained: locally and at the Royal Ballet School
Joined: 2004; Soloist, 2012
Engagement and Participation work: I’ve worked a lot in schools and on Ballet Hoo! Ballet Changed My Life, televised on Channel 4, and BB&Me. I am a big believer in the importance of inspiring the next generation. Dance has the power to change lives!
Proudest moment: Becoming a dad to Isaac alongside my partner Victoria Marr (former Company First Soloist).
Favourite piece of classical music: Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 in F Major – so many happy memories!
Inspirational place: The Knoydart Peninsula in Scotland, or anywhere where humans aren’t the dominant presence.
Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Dorkon, Pan), The Dream (Lysander) and The Two Pigeons (Gypsy lover)
George Balanchine: Agon (pas de deux), Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Big Boss)
David Bintley: The Orpheus Suite (Argonauts), Edward II (Barons), The Dance House (Second movement), Galanteries, Aladdin, E=mc² ('Mass'), The Prince of the Pagodas and The Shakespeare Suite (Romeo)
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Des Pas sur la neige', 'La puerta del vino'), The Lady and the Fool (Prince of Arroganza)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Paris), Concerto (Second movement)
Hans van Manen: Grosse Fuge
Twyla Tharp: Nine Sinatra Songs ('Strangers in the Night', 'One for My Baby'), In the Upper Room
Stanton Welch: Powder
Peter Wright: The Nutcracker (Prince,Drosselyeyer, King Rat) and The Sleeping Beauty (Cavaliers, 'Waltz'), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Spanish Dance, 'Neapolitan Dance')