Tyrone Singleton


Introduced by David Bintley
Tyrone Singleton was born in Surrey and trained at the Arts Educational School in Tring and at the Royal Ballet School. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2003 and was promoted to Principal in 2013. Tyrone’s progress though the Company has been marked by a variety of roles that have revealed different facets of his talent. Early successes in Birmingham included Moondog in The Lady and the Fool and Othello in The Shakespeare Suite but his range as a dancer is broad and covers everything from the leading male roles in classics such as Swan Lake, Coppélia and Cinderella to the purer neo-classicism of Agon and Concerto. Most impressive though for me is the power and sheer physical presence that mark his performances in more contemporary ballets like In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs and Take Five. In dramatic roles of complexity and substance too, he has shown rare gifts and has given outstanding performances as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Gaveston and Mortimer in Edward II and the Third Seminarian in Carmina burana. Despite this already impressive list of leading roles Tyrone is now at the peak of his career and I know the next few years are going to be very exciting both for him, and for us.

Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Colas) and Dante Sonata (Child of Darkness)
George Balanchine: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Big Boss) and Agon
David Bintley: Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Edward II (Gaveston, Mortimer), Aladdin ('Ruby'), Carmina burana (Third Seminarian), The Prince of the Pagodas (King of the South), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Southern Cape Zebra), The Nutcracker Sweeties (Peanut Officer), The Orpheus Suite (Apollo), The Seasons ('Summer'), The Shakespeare Suite (Othello), Cyrano (Le Bret), Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), Take Five ('Two Step') and Faster
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool (Moondog)
Mikhail Fokine: Petrushka (The Moor)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio, Paris), Elite Syncopations ('Bethena Concert Waltz') and Concerto pas de deux
Hans van Manen: Twilight
Rudolph Nureyev: Raymonda Act III (pas de quatre)
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room and Nine Sinatra Songs ('One for My Baby')
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Winds, Consorts, 'Arabian Dance'), The Sleeping Beauty (Cavalier), Coppélia (Franz) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Baron von Rothbart)

Solo Seal, 2003