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Kevin Emerton

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


Kevin Emerton in action.
Kevin Emerton and students of The Royal Ballet School in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

English dancer Kevin Emerton is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2007, promoted to First Artist in 2014.

Emerton was born in Preston and trained at Elmhurst School of Dance before entering The Royal Ballet Upper School. He has competed in many international competitions including the Young British Dancer of the Year and the Adeline Genée International Ballet Competition, and in 2006 won the Baines-Hewitt Award.

Emerton's repertory with the Company includes Soldier, Russian Dance and Chinese Dance (The Nutcracker), pas de six (Giselle), Steward (The Winter’s Tale) and roles in Flight Pattern, Scènes de ballet, Manon, Voluntaries, Asphodel Meadows, Sylvia, La Sylphide, Rhapsody, The Sleeping Beauty, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Tryst and Carbon Life. He has created roles in Rushes – Fragments of a Lost Story, Sweet Violets, ‘Trespass’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), The Age of Anxiety and Untouchable.

News and features

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

3 July 2014
Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.