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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 and was accepted into the Company in her second year at the Upper School. Her repertory with the Company includes ‘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, La Fille mal gardée, Ondine and Coppélia.

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

Videos

News and features

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.

Watch: Dancers demonstrating the evolution of ballet

Watch: Dancers demonstrating the evolution of ballet

12 August 2015

Royal Ballet Soloist Marcelino Sambé performs a selection of terre-à-terre steps as part of a Ballet Evolved Insights session.

Watch: Members of The Royal Ballet on Swan Lake

Watch: Members of The Royal Ballet on Swan Lake

17 March 2015

Backstage films from the live relay of Swan Lake, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.