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Michael Stojko

First Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Michael Stojko in action.
Michael Stojko in The Dream, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2011

Ukranian-English dancer Michael Stojko is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 1999, promoted to First Artist in 2004.

Stojko grew up in Nottingham and trained locally in ballet, modern and jazz from the age of six. He joined The Royal Ballet School as a junior associate and was accepted into The Royal Ballet Lower School aged 11, going on to graduate through the School. While at the School he created Peter (Matthew Hart's Peter and the Wolf) and a role in Chris Carter's Oust, and danced the pas de quatre and pas de deux (Raymonda Act III).

Stojko’s repertory with the Company includes Magdaveya (La Bayadère), blue boy (Les Patineurs), Jester and Napoleon (Cinderella), Beggar Chief (Manon), Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Squirrel Nutkin and Johnny Town-mouse (Tales of Beatrix Potter), Alain Cockerel and Notary (La Fille mal gardée), Officer (Anastasia), lead Mandolin (Romeo and Juliet) and roles in Gong and Song of the Earth.

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