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Aiden O'Brien

Artist of The Royal Ballet


British dancer Aiden O’Brien joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme from the start of the 2017/18 Season and was promoted to Artist in 2018.

O’Brien was born in Perth, Scotland, and began studying ballet aged seven. He trained at Julie Young Dance Studios and as a junior associate with The Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet before entering The Royal Ballet School aged 11. Performances with the School included in Les Rendezvous, La Bayadère, Concerto and Solo in the annual matinees.

O’Brien’s professional performances while a student included with The Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Anastasia and Mayerling and on tour in Japan in Giselle and Romeo and Juliet, and with Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker. His repertory with the Company includes roles in Everyone Keeps Me and Flight Pattern.

News and features

New dancers to join The Royal Ballet for 2017/18 Season

28 April 2017
New dancers to join The Royal Ballet for 2017/18 Season

The Royal Ballet announces new additions to the Company for the forthcoming 2017/18 Season.