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Claire Calvert

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Claire Calvert in action.
Claire Calvert as Hermione in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

English dancer Claire Calvert is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2007, promoted to First Artist in 2010, Soloist in 2012 and First Soloist in 2016.

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 roles have included Hermione (The Winter’s Tale), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Mother/Queen of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Gypsy Girl (The Two Pigeons), Myrtha and Zulme(Giselle), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon), Mercedes (Don Quixote), the third movement of Concerto and in Aeternum and After the Rain.

Role creations include Charlotte Edmonds’s dance film The Indifferent Beak for Deloitte Ignite 14.

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News and features

Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

10 June 2016

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

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

International ballet stars to perform at Ann Maguire Gala on 22 March 2015

26 January 2015

Evening of world class dance to honour the life of Ann Maguire and celebrate her legacy.

Additional casting confirmed for Don Quixote

Additional casting confirmed for Don Quixote

14 November 2014

Role debuts announced for Carlos Acosta's Royal Ballet production.

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