Trained: Arts Educational School in Tring and the Royal Ballet School
Joined: 2003; Principal, 2013
Guest appearances: Faster and Carmina burana with the National Ballet of Japan.
Dream roles: The male leads in Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camellias and Cranko’s Onegin.
Most challenging role: Romeo in MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet. For years you train to perfect your technique, and in Romeo and Juliet the technique has to be so secure that it allows you to be totally free to portray the emotion and character through your movement.
Most enjoyable experience on stage: The most enjoyable roles are always those I’m fully immersed in during performance, so much so that I forget who and where I am.
Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Colas) and Dante Sonata (Child of Darkness)
George Balanchine: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Big Boss), Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Agon
David Bintley: The Tempest (Caliban), Cinderella (Prince), 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 (Lead role), Elite Syncopations ('Bethena Concert Waltz') and Concerto pas de deux
Hans van Manen: Twilight
Rudolph Nureyev: Raymonda Act III (pas de quatre)
Marius Petipa: Don Quixote pas de deux
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room and Nine Sinatra Songs ('One for My Baby')
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Prince), 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
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