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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

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.

Watch: Inside The Royal Ballet's state-of-the-art Healthcare Suite

Watch: Inside The Royal Ballet's state-of-the-art Healthcare Suite

14 January 2016

Like a Premier League football club, The Royal Ballet uses the latest sports science to ensure its artists have long and successful careers.

Watch: Exploring the evolution of ballet pointe work

Watch: Exploring the evolution of ballet pointe work

17 August 2015

Royal Ballet dancers demonstrate the evolution of classical dance technique.

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