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Calvin Richardson

Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Calvin Richardson in action.
Calvin Richardson in Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Australian dancer Calvin Richardson is an Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and joined the Company in 2014. His performances at the Royal Opera House include his own version of The Dying Swan at the School’s annual matinee on the main stage and as part of Deloitte Ignite 14 in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.

Richardson grew up in Traralgon and started dancing aged five. He was initially interested in tap and turned to ballet aged 14 when he began to study at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. After becoming a finalist of the 2012 Prix de Lausanne he was awarded a full scholarship to study at The Royal Ballet Upper School.

His roles since joining the Company have included Albert de Belleroche (Strapless) and in ‘Emeralds’ (Jewels), Chroma and Woolf Works. He has created roles in Flight Pattern, Multiverse, Obsidian Tear and Untouchable. His work as a choreographer includes Untitled for Draft Works. Richardson is supported by the Tait Memorial Trust.

Videos

News and features

Divertissements Ballet Essentials: A guide to short works performed by The Royal Ballet on their 2015 US Tour

Divertissements Ballet Essentials: A guide to short works performed by The Royal Ballet on their 2015 US Tour

15 June 2015

The Company’s selection includes classic works by Ashton and MacMillan, an award-winning recent work by Wheeldon and new piece from within the Company.

The myths behind the ballets: A quick guide to Sampling the Myth

The myths behind the ballets: A quick guide to Sampling the Myth

28 August 2014

Dance has long been inspired by myths and folk tales, with Deloitte Ignite offering extracts of classics and new works on one bill.

Photos

Wayne McGregor, Edward Watson, Calvin Richardson and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Obsidian Tea, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor, Edward Watson, Matthew Ball and Calvin Richardson in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Edward Watson and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Edward Watson, Matthew Ball and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Edward Watson, Wayne McGregor and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal

Calvin Richardson, Matthew Ball and Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Matthew Ball, Edward Watson, Calvin Richardson and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Mayara Magri and Calvin Richardson in The Human Seasons

Calvin Richardson in Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Edward Watson, Calvin Richardson and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor, Calvin Richardson, Matthew Ball and Edward Watson in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Nicol Edmonds, Calvin Richardson, Wayne McGregor, Edward Watson and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Edward Watson, Matthew Ball and Calvin Richardson in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor, Calvin Richardson, Matthew Ball, Edward Watson and Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Wayne McGregor and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Members of The Royal Ballet including Matthew Ball, Solomon Golding and Calvin Richardson rehearsing Hofesh Shecter

Calvin Richardson