English dancer Philip Mosley is Artistic Scheduling Manager and a Character Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 1986, promoted to First Artist, 1993. He was appointed Artistic Co-ordinator in 2001 and became Artistic Administrator in 2007. His repertory as a dancer with the Company includes Sancho Panza (Don Quixote), Widow Simone (La Fille mal gardée), Step-Sister (Cinderella), Duchess (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet) and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle (Tales of Beatrix Potter). He created the role of Butler/Executioner (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland).
Mosley was born in Barnsley and grew up with six siblings. He began taking ballet classes from the age of three with his sisters. After training locally at the Rosalyn Wick School he won a scholarship to study at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge. In his final year with the School he danced in Graduation Ball and Wanting, Running, Running at the School’s annual matinee. Early roles with the Company included Puck (The Dream) and Nephew (The Nutcracker) before Mosley began to focus on character roles.
As Artistic Administrator for the Company, Mosley’s responsibilities include organizing the schedule of rehearsals, fittings, classes and performances for all dancers in the Company, while also continuing to dance regularly himself.
Philip Mosley in Swan Lake, The Royal Ballet
Roberta Marquez as lise and Philip Mosley as Widow Simone in La Fille Mal Gardee
Philip Mosley as Widow Simone and Francesca Filpi, Samantha Raine, Vanessa Fenton and Kristen McNally as Clog dancers in La Fille Mal Gardee
Roberta Marquez as Lise, Ludovic Ondiviella as Alain, Gary Avis as Thomas and Philip Mosley as Widow Simone in La Fille Mal Gardee
Philip Mosely in Enigma Variations
Philip Mosley in Cinderella, The Royal Ballet
Philip Mosley and Gary Avis as the Ugly Sisters and Roberta Marquez as the title role in Cinderella, The Royal Ballet
Sara Lamb as Cinderella, Philip Mosley and Gary Avis as Ugly Sisters and Christopher Saunders as the Father in Cinderella, The Royal Ballet
Ludovic Ondiviella as Alain and Philip Mosley as Widow Simone in La Fille Mal Gardee