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.
News and features
19 July 2013
As the 2012/13 Royal Ballet Season draws to a close, explore the history of ballet with Ballet Evolved.
15 February 2013
Look under the bonnet of two new ballets with their choreographers and members of The Royal Ballet.
13 September 2012
Take a look at our new promo film prior to curtain up on the 2012/13 Autumn Season.
8 November 2011
In a guest blog, The Ballet Bag catch up with The Sleeping Beauty's Lilac Fairy.
24 October 2011
An in depth look at the new Lilac Fairy costume from The Sleeping Beauty with First Artist Claire Calvert.