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Hannah Grennell

First Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Hannah Grennell in action.
Hannah Grennell in Aakash Odedra's Unearthed, Sampling the Myth © Photo by ROH/Pennefather

English dancer Hannah Grennell is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and in 2011 graduated into Dutch National Ballet. She joined the Company at the start of the 2014/15 Season and was promoted to First Artist in 2017.

Grennell was born in Essex and trained at the Adagio School of Dance before joining The Royal Ballet School as a Junior Associate, going on to train through the School. Performances while at the School included Four Seasons (Royal Ballet School annual matinee). She joined Dutch National Ballet as an aspirant and was promoted to élève in 2012 and into the corps de ballet in 2013. Roles with Dutch National Ballet include dancing with the corps de ballet in Wayne Eagling’s The Nutcracker and Mouse King, Rudi van Dantzig’s Swan Lake, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella and Ton Simmon’s Romance pas de deux. Grennell’s work as a model includes appearing with Viktor & Rolf in their Haute Couture spring 2014 show.

Grennell’s roles with the Company have included in Multiverse. She has created roles in Untouchable and Woolf Works.

Videos

News and features

Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

9 July 2017
Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

The Royal Ballet announces Company promotions and joiners for the 2017/18 Season.

Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

26 August 2014
Cast confirmation: Sampling The Myth at Deloitte Ignite 2014

A number of Royal Ballet dancers are performing extracts from iconic dance works.

Photos

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Hannah Grennell and Kristen McNally in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018

The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018

Artists of The Royal Ballet in New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Fumi Kaneko, Hannah Grennell and Mica Bradbury in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Hannah Grennell

Artist Hannah Grennell supporting The Royal Ballet's Pointe Shoes Appeal

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018

Hannah Grennell in Aakash Odedra's Unearthed, Sampling the Myth

Hannah Grennell and Kristen McNally in rehearsal for New Work New Music, The Royal Ballet

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

Chisato Katsura and Hannah Grennell in rehearsal, World Ballet Day 2018

The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018

Artists of The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for La Bayadère, World Ballet Day 2018

Hannah Grennell, Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Harry Churches, Leo Dixon, David Donnelly and Téo Dubreuil in Calvin Richardson's Untitled, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Hannah Grennell in Aakash Odedra's Unearthed