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Camille Bracher

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


Camille Bracher in action.
Camille Bracher as an Entertainer in The Invitation, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

South African dancer Camille Bracher is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company in 2010 after training privately in South Africa and was to promoted to First Artist in 2015.

Bracher grew up in Johannesburg and came to dance at a very early age through her mother, a contemporary dancer and choreographer. She trained privately with Martin Schonberg at Ballet Theatre Afrikan and aged 15 won the Outstanding Contemporary Dancer Award at the 2007 Youth America Grand Prix in New York. That year she also won the Junior Contemporary Division at the South African International Ballet Competition in Cape Town. In her final year at school she was awarded the second prize in the Junior Girls Division at the 2009 Helsinki International Ballet Competition.

Bracher’s repertory with The Royal Ballet includes White Cat (The Sleeping Beauty), Entertainer (The Invitation) and roles in The Nutcracker, Onegin, Swan Lake, The Rite of Spring, Infra, Giselle and Scènes de Ballet. She created roles in Carbon Life, ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012) and Woolf Works. In summer 2012 she created a role in Hot House, part of One Big Stage with Gareth Malone and the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation Department.

News and features

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

29 June 2015

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.