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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), Mother/Queen of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon), Mercedes (Don Quixote), the third movement of Concerto and in Aeternum.

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

Videos

News and features

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.

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.

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