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Claire Calvert

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Claire Calvert in action.
Claire Calvert in Manon, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

British dancer Claire Calvert is a Soloist with The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2007, promoted to First Artist in 2010 and Soloist in 2012.

Calvert was born in Bath and began dancing aged three. She joined The Royal Ballet Lower School aged 11 and in her graduation year danced lead roles in Raymonda Act III and Jabula. Calvert made her Principal role debut as the Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty) while still an Artist in 2009. Other major roles have included Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), Lescaut's Mistress (Manon) and the third movement of Concerto.

Calvert was featured on The Royal Ballet Live in 2011.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Discover four centuries of dance history

Watch: Discover four centuries of dance history

19 July 2013

As the 2012/13 Royal Ballet Season draws to a close, explore the history of ballet with Ballet Evolved.

Watch: Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon in rehearsal

Watch: Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon in rehearsal

15 February 2013

Look under the bonnet of two new ballets with their choreographers and members of The Royal Ballet.

Watch: Autumn Season film starring Royal Ballet dancers and the Minotaur

Watch: Autumn Season film starring Royal Ballet dancers and the Minotaur

13 September 2012

Take a look at our new promo film prior to curtain up on the 2012/13 Autumn Season.

Royal Ballet First Artist Claire Calvert on The Sleeping Beauty

Royal Ballet First Artist Claire Calvert on The Sleeping Beauty

8 November 2011

In a guest blog, The Ballet Bag catch up with The Sleeping Beauty's Lilac Fairy.

Behind the Costume: The Lilac Fairy

Behind the Costume: The Lilac Fairy

24 October 2011

An in depth look at the new Lilac Fairy costume from The Sleeping Beauty with First Artist Claire Calvert.

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