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David Donnelly

Artist of The Royal Ballet


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 with 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 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.