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Laura McCulloch

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Laura McCulloch in action.
Laura McCulloch and Johannes Stepanek in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2009

Scottish dancer Laura McCulloch is a Soloist with The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and graduated into the Company in 2001, promoted to First Artist in 2005 and Soloist in 2008. In 2013 she completed a course in Ballet Education Practice at the Royal Opera House.

McCulloch was born in Glasgow and trained with Elma Whyte and at The Dance School of Scotland before joining The Royal Ballet Upper School. As a student she danced in performances with Birmingham Royal Ballet (Giselle) and The Royal Ballet (Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and La Fille mal gardée). Since graduating into the Company her repertory has included Mitzi Caspar (Mayerling), Myrtha (Giselle), Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty), Lady Mary Lygon (Enigma Variations), Rose Fairy and Arabian Dance (The Nutcracker), Helena (The Dream), Courtesan (Manon), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet) and roles in ‘Rubies’ (Jewels), La Bayadère and Elite Syncopations.

McCulloch has created several roles for the Company, including in Bruce’s Three Songs – Two Voices and Marriott’s Sensorium.

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News and features

Royal Ballet dancers foster young talent through Chance to Dance programme

Royal Ballet dancers foster young talent through Chance to Dance programme

13 December 2013

Dancers develop their teaching skills and encourage younger dancers through weekly classes and workshops.

Watch: Autumn Season film starring Royal Ballet dancers and the Minotaur

Watch: Autumn Season film starring Royal Ballet dancers and the Minotaur

13 September 2012

Take a look at our new promo film prior to curtain up on the 2012/13 Autumn Season.

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