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 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.
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Isabella Gasparini as Red Riding Hood and Kevin Emerton as the Wolf in The Sleeping Beauty, The Royal Ballet
Kristen McNally and Kevin Emerton in Raymonda Act III, The Royal Ballet
Kevin Emerton as Hew David Steuart-Powell in Enigma Variations, The Royal Ballet
Fernando Montaño, Kevin Emerton, Sander Blommaert, Marcelino Sambé, Tristran Dyer and Donald Thom in Rhapsody, The Royal Ballet
Artists of The Royal Ballet in Coppélia, The Royal Ballet
Kevin Emerton and students of The Royal Ballet School in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet
Gemma Pitchley-Gale, Kevin Emerton, dancers of The Royal Ballet and students of The Royal Ballet School in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet
Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Solomon Golding, Kevin Emerton and Valentino Zucchetti in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet
Gemma Pitchley-Gale, Kevin Emerton, David Yudes and students of The Royal Ballet School in rehearsal for The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet