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Kristen McNally

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Kristen McNally in action.
Kristen McNally in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

English dancer and choreographer Kristen McNally is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2002, promoted to First Artist in 2007 and Soloist in 2009. In the 2014/15 she choreographs a new work for BalletBoyz the TALENT in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

McNally was born in Liverpool and trained locally with Elizabeth Hill before joining The Royal Ballet Upper School. Her repertory with the Company has included Empress Elisabeth (Mayerling), Madame (Manon), ‘M’ (Carmen), Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty), Anna II (Seven Deadly Sins), lead Harlot (Romeo and Juliet), Pianist (The Lesson), Cook (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Stepmother (Hansel and Gretel) and roles in Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story, Tryst, Symphony in C and Ceremony of Innocence. Roles creations include for Jonathan Watkins in As One.

McNally choreographed Yes we did and Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game for the Linbury Studio Theatre and regularly contributes to The Royal Ballet's Draft Works. In her work with the Learning and Participation department of the Royal Opera House she has choreographed for Chance for Dance and co-presented The Royal Ballet Live streamed event with George Lamb.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Kristen McNally rehearses her new dance piece for Deloitte Ignite 2014

Watch: Kristen McNally rehearses her new dance piece for Deloitte Ignite 2014

30 July 2014

Kristen will open up her creative process with free-to-watch rehearsals with BalletBoyz theTALENT at this year's festival.

Young people get to perform with Royal Ballet Artists and Orchestra


Young people get to perform with Royal Ballet Artists and Orchestra


5 June 2013

Chance to Dance and Youth Opera team up for unique event.


Draft Works 2013: A chance for dancers to play with movement

Draft Works 2013: A chance for dancers to play with movement

23 April 2013

First Artist Nathalie Harrison on swapping performing for choreographing.

Rugby meets ballet at Young Friends Insider event hosted by Rugby Ralph Lauren

Rugby meets ballet at Young Friends Insider event hosted by Rugby Ralph Lauren

29 September 2012

Wasps scrum-half Charlie Davies and Royal Ballet Soloist Dawid Trzensimiech compare notes.

Chance to Dance: 40 children shine in dance finale

Chance to Dance: 40 children shine in dance finale

11 May 2012

Children perform new work in the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio.

Photos

Robert Clark as the pianist, Lauren Cuthbertson as The Ballerina and Kristen McNally as the Angry Lady in The Concert, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Kristen McNally rehearses with Balletboyz at Deloitte Ignite 2014 © ROH 2014

Kristen McNally rehearses with Balletboyz at Deloitte Ignite 2014 © ROH 2014

Kristen McNally rehearses with Balletboyz at Deloitte Ignite 2014 © ROH 2014

Kristen McNally presenting The Royal Ballet's live-stream as part of World Ballet Day, 2014 © ROH. Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2014.

Kristen McNally presenting The Royal Ballet's live-stream as part of World Ballet Day, 2014 © ROH. Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2014.

Kristen McNally presenting The Royal Ballet's live-stream as part of World Ballet Day, 2014 © ROH. Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2014.

Kristen McNally and George Lamb presenting The Royal Ballet's live-stream as part of World Ballet Day, 2014 © ROH. Photo by Sim Canetty-Clarke, 2014.

Genesia Rosato, Yasmine Naghdi and Kristen McNally in Onegin, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2013

Chance to Dance children with Royal Ballet Soloist Kristen McNally

Will Tuckett and Kristen McNally in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Dawid Trzensimiech, Kristen McNally and Charlie Davies

Dawid Trzensimiech at the Ralph Lauren Young Friend Insider event

Kristen McNally and Charlie Davies at the Ralph Lauren Young Friend Insider event

Kristen McNally, Dawid Trzensimiech and Charlie Davies at the Young Friends Insider event hosted by Ralph Lauren

Kristen McNally and Artists of The Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

Kristen McNally in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

Kristen McNally as Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty. © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

Ralph Lauren store in Covent Garden

Philip Mosley as Widow Simone and Francesca Filpi, Samantha Raine, Vanessa Fenton and Kristen McNally as Clog dancers in La Fille Mal Gardee © Tristram Kenton/ROH 2009/10

Kristen McNally