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David Donnelly

Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

David Donnelly in action.
David Donnelly in Aakash Odedra's 'Untitled' in The Royal Ballet's Draft Works 2014 © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2014

American dancer David Donnelly is an Artist of The Royal Ballet. He studied at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2013.

Donnelly trained at Northern Cincinnati Youth Ballet and in 2012 reached the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix, where he was awarded the Outstanding Contemporary Dancer Award for his performance of Susie Payne's Ch'i. Aged 16 he was awarded a scholarship to study at The Royal Ballet Upper School by American sculptor Richard MacDonald. Roles while at the School included Man (Mark Annear's La Destinée) in the 2013 annual matinee.

Donnelly's repertory with the Company has included roles in Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet and The Rite of Spring. He has created roles for Aakash Odedra in The Royal Ballet's Draft Works and for Deloitte Ignite 2014.

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News and features

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

26 August 2014

A number of Royal Ballet dancers are performing extracts from iconic dance works.

Watch: Aakash Odedra rehearses his new piece with Royal Ballet dancers for Deloitte Ignite 2014

Watch: Aakash Odedra rehearses his new piece with Royal Ballet dancers for Deloitte Ignite 2014

7 August 2014

Design will feature collaboration with Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili, who will paint directly onto dancers.

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