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Paul Kilbey

ROH Staff


Paul Kilbey is Content Producer (Ballet) in the Publishing and Interpretation Department at the Royal Opera House. He joined the Royal Opera House in 2014 as Editorial Assistant and was appointed to his current position in 2015.

Kilbey was born in New Zealand and grew up in the West Midlands. He studied music to MPhil level at Cambridge University. He writes extensively on music, with a focus on contemporary classical music, and also works widely as a freelance editor. He has written for publications including The Guardian, The Independent, Huffington Post, Tempo, Music and Literature, I Care If You Listen and Bachtrack. Roles before joining the Royal Opera House include Reviews Editor for Bachtrack and Head of Classical Music for Quantone, a music metadata provider.

Kilbey’s role at the Royal Opera House involves editing and designing the layout for the red ballet programmes for all main-stage productions given by The Royal Ballet, writing articles on opera, ballet and dance for the ROH website and acting as a proof-reader and copy-editor for ballet and dance-related material for other departments. He has also written for The Royal Opera’s programmes.

Posts by Paul Kilbey

What happens when a man dances on pointe?

8 June 2017
What happens when a man dances on pointe?

Dancing on the very tips of your toes is traditionally something only female ballet dancers do – but sometimes men get to wear pointe shoes for a change, with unusual results…

Ballet Essentials: The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand

30 May 2017
Ballet Essentials: <em>The Dream</em> / <em>Symphonic Variations</em> / <em>Marguerite and Armand</em>

Everything you need to know about this mixed programme of great works by The Royal Ballet’s Founder Choreographer, Frederick Ashton.

Six of the best: Ballets by William Forsythe

16 May 2017
Six of the best: Ballets by William Forsythe

The choreographer has brought a fiercely contemporary edge to an art form often defined by tradition.