South African dancer Camille Bracher is an Artist with The Royal Ballet. She joined the Company in 2010 after training privately in South Africa.
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 has included roles in The Nutcracker, Onegin, Swan Lake, The Rite of Spring, Infra, Giselle and Scènes de Ballet. She created roles in Carbon Life and ‘Diana and Actaeaon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012). 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.
Itziar Mendizabal as the Queen of Hearts and Camille Bracher, Johannes Stepanek, Jonathan Howells and David Pickering as Playing Cards in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson 2013
Camille Bracher in Draft Works, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Andrej Uspenski, 2013