Yvette Knight


Born in Lancashire, Yvette Knight trained at the Royal Ballet School. As a student, she danced with The Royal Ballet in Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and La Sylphide before joining Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2007. She was promoted to First Artist in 2012 and Soloist in 2015.

Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Pirate), The Dream (Fairies), Les Rendezvous (lead couple), A Month in the Country (Katia)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: Cinderella ('Winter'), Edward II (French Courtier), Flowers of the Forest ('Scottish Ballad'), The King Dances (Selune, la Lune), Galanteries, 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café, Sylvia (Diana's Followers), Take Five ('Three to Get Ready'), E=mc² ('Energy'), The Dance House,The Shakespeare Suite (Desdemona)
David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Lead Wilis)
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Les Fées sont d'exquises danseuses'), The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca)
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces
Gillian Lynne after Robert Helpmann: Miracle in the Gorbals (Lovers)
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('Bethena Concert Waltz,' 'Alaskan Rag'), La Fin du jour (lead couple), Romeo and Juliet (Harlots)
Marius Petipa: Paquita
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Peter Wright: The Nutcracker (Sugar Plum Fairy, 'Arabian Dance', Mrs Stahlbaum, Lead Flower), The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Modesty, pas de quatre, White Cat), Coppélia ('Dawn', Swanilda's Friends) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Polish Princess, Two Swan Maidens).

Sibley Dowell award for promising young dancer
Young British Dancer of the Year, 2006.