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Beatriz Stix-Brunell

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Beatriz Stix-Brunell in action.
Beatriz Stix-Brunell in The Prince of the Pagodas © Johan Persson/ROH 2012

American dancer Beatriz Stix-Brunell is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company as an Artist in 2010 and was promoted to Soloist in 2012 and First Soloist in 2016. She made her Principal debut while still an Artist, dancing the title role in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 2010.

Stix-Brunell grew up in New York City and began her training aged seven at the School of American Ballet. Aged 12 she joined the Paris Opéra Ballet School and on returning to New York learnt privately with Fabrice Herrault. Aged 14 she was invited by Christopher Wheeldon to join his company Morphoses; performances with Morphoses included Polyhymnia’s variation (Apollo) and roles in Wheeldon’s There Where She Loved, Fool’s Paradise and Polyphonia. She also created roles in Commedia and a Wheeldon/Martha Wainwright collaboration.

Stix-Brunell’s repertory with The Royal Ballet includes Alice, Princess Rose (The Prince of the Pagodas), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Perdita (The Winter’s Tale), Raven Girl, the Young Girl (The Two Pigeons), Olga (Onegin), Youngest Sister (Las hermanas), Grand Duchess Tatiana (Anastasia), Mitzi Caspar (Mayerling), Lilac Fairy, Fairy of the Enchanted Garden and Florestan’s Sister (The Sleeping Beauty), the After the Rain pas de deux and roles in The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, The Human Seasons, Ceremony of Innocence, In the Night, Manon, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Polyphonia, Requiem, Ballo della regina, La Sylphide, Within the Golden Hour, Multiverse and Carbon Life. She created the role of Young Shepherdess (The Winter’s Tale) and roles in ‘Trespass’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), Untouchable and Woolf Works. Award nominations include Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) at the 2012 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

Videos

News and features

Watch: A female pas de deux from Royal Ballet dancers Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Yasmine Naghdi

22 September 2017
Watch: A female <em>pas de deux</em> from Royal Ballet dancers Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Yasmine Naghdi

'Duet', choreographed by Kristen McNally, explores the strength and beauty of the female form in a short film.

Woolf Works Dance Highlight: Pas de deux of reminiscence in ‘I Now, I Then’

10 November 2016
<em>Woolf Works</em> Dance Highlight: <em>Pas de deux</em> of reminiscence in ‘I Now, I Then’

Wayne McGregor embraces classical lyricism in the first movement of his ballet triptych inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.

Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

10 June 2016
Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

Promotions and joiners have been announced for The Royal Ballet's 2016/17 Season.

Photos

Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Natalia Osipova and Claire Calvert in Symphony in C, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell in 'Nocturne' in Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration, The Royal Ballet

Ryoichi Hirano as Romeo and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Ryoichi Hirano as Romeo and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Valentino Zucchetti as Lescaut and Beatriz Stx-Brunell as Lescaut's Mistress in Manon, The Royal Ballet

Fumi Kaneko, Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Hannah Grennell and Beatriz Stix-Brunell in Everyone Keeps Me, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as the Young Girl and Reece Clarke as the Young Man in The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as the Young Girl in The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in Corybantic Games, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke as the Young Man and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as the Young Girl in The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Juliet and Ryoichi Hirano as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal with Pam Tanowitz, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi, Tristan Dyer and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Florestan and His Sisters in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet

Marianela Nuñez as Hermione and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Perdita in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Perdita and Vadim Muntagirov as Florizel in Act III of The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice and Rupert Pennefather as The Knave of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Nehemiah Kish in 'Trespass' from Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Ryoichi Hirano in The Prince of the Pagodas

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Yasmine Naghdi and Beatriz Stix-Brunell in Corybantic Games, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell and Mayara Magri in Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet

Ryoichi Hirano and Beatriz Stix-Brunell in rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Ryoichi Hirano and Beatriz Stix-Brunell in rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke as the Young Man and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as the Young Girl in The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as the Young Girl and Reece Clarke as the Young Man in The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Yuhui Choe and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Kitri's Friends in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Ryoichi Hirano as Romeo and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet