Two Royal Ballet School graduates join The Royal Ballet
Anna Rose O'Sullivan and Marcelino Sambé join the Company as Artists.
Royal Ballet School graduates Anna Rose O’Sullivan and Marcelino Sambé have joined The Royal Ballet.
The latest graduates of the school to join The Royal Ballet, both dancers become Artists and willenter the Company in December 2012.
Harrow-born Anna Rose trained locally from age 5, becoming a Royal Ballet School Junior Associate before successfully auditioning for the Lower School, White Lodge in 2005. She has won several awards whilse attending the School including in 2011 winning The Royal Ballet School Achievement Award, second place at the Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance and the Director’s Prize for most promising student. In the same year, she was also named Young British Dancer of the Year. In April 2013, Anna Rose will accompany students of The Royal Ballet School to perform at the Palais Garnier in Paris in a Gala to celebrate the tercentenary of the Paris Opera Ballet School.
Portuguese-born Marcelino’s early training was at the National Conservatoire in Lisbon. His successes include junior division gold medals at the Youth America Grand Prix 2009 and at the USA International Ballet Competition 2010. At the Prix de Lausanne in 2010, he was awarded a Scholarship to join The Royal Ballet Upper School, receiving further support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. His entry for the 2011 Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award – N’ca cré sabi – won second prize and went on to be performed at The Royal Ballet School’s end-of-year season at the Linbury Studio Theatre in July 2011. The piece will be performed at the The Canadian National Ballet School’s Assemblée Internationale in Toronto in April 2013.