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Gemma Pitchley-Gale

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


English dancer Gemma Pitchley-Gale is a First Artist with The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2005, promoted to First Artist in 2014.

Pitchley-Gale was born in London and trained with Nicola Mainstone before entering The Royal Ballet School. While at the School she performed on tour with the Company. Her repertory since joining the Company includes Hen (La Fille mal gardée), Red Riding Hood (The Sleeping Beauty) and in ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), Swan Lake, The Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, Onegin, Mayerling, La Bayadère, Giselle, The Firebird, Tales of Beatrix Potter, The Rake’s Progress, Ondine, Coppélia and Carbon Life.

Outside her work with The Royal Ballet, Pitchley-Gale is ballet mistress for London Children’s Ballet.