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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

English dancer Claire Calvert is a 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 and to 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 roles have included Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), Lescaut's Mistress (Manon) and the third movement of Concerto.

Role creations include in Christopher Wheeldon's Aeternum for The Royal Ballet and in Charlotte Edmonds's dance film The Indifferent Beak for Deloitte Ignite 14.

Videos

News and features

Gallery: Claire Calvert and Eric Underwood filming for Deloitte Ignite 2014

Gallery: Claire Calvert and Eric Underwood filming for Deloitte Ignite 2014

20 August 2014

A glimpse behind the scenes with dancers from The Royal Ballet.

Watch: Charlotte Edmonds rehearses her new short film with Royal Ballet dancers

Watch: Charlotte Edmonds rehearses her new short film with Royal Ballet dancers

14 August 2014

Dance film exploring Greek myth Leda and the Swan will have its premiere at this year’s Deloitte Ignite festival and stars Claire Calvert and Eric Underwood.

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.

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