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Gemma Pitchley-Gale

First Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

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) 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 and Coppélia.

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

Videos

News and features

The Royal Ballet in Japan: Dancer Gemma Pitchley-Gale blogs from Tokyo

The Royal Ballet in Japan: Dancer Gemma Pitchley-Gale blogs from Tokyo

24 June 2016

The Royal Ballet First Artist reflects on the passion of Japanese fans, the challenges of life on the road, and how dancers spend their time off.

#BalletBeauty InstaMeet: Exclusive pictures inside the Royal Ballet dressing rooms

#BalletBeauty InstaMeet: Exclusive pictures inside the Royal Ballet dressing rooms

2 June 2016

Six Instagrammers and make-up artists spent time with dancers of The Royal Ballet to capture their getting-ready routines.

Watch: How morning ballet class has changed over the last 200 years

Watch: How morning ballet class has changed over the last 200 years

17 February 2016

The all-important morning class has changed considerably over the centuries as the art form has evolved.

Posts by Gemma Pitchley-Gale

The Royal Ballet in Japan: Dancer Gemma Pitchley-Gale blogs from Tokyo

The Royal Ballet in Japan: Dancer Gemma Pitchley-Gale blogs from Tokyo

24 June 2016

The Royal Ballet First Artist reflects on the passion of Japanese fans, the challenges of life on the road, and how dancers spend their time off.

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