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Reece Clarke

Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Reece Clarke in action.
Reece Clarke as Dr Samuel-John Pozzi in Strapless, The Royal Ballet © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Scottish dancer Reece Clarke is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company during the 2013/14 Season, and was promoted to First Artist in 2016 and Soloist in 2017.

Clarke grew up in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. He and his three elder brothers trained at the Janis Ridley School of Dance in Scotland before joining The Royal Ballet School. Reece entered White Lodge in 2006 – the first time in the School’s history that four boys from the same family have all trained at the School. Awards while at the School included the Young British Dancer of the Year in 2012, the Lynn Seymour Competition in 2013 and an award from the Ballet Association. Awards since joining the Company have included the Emerging Artist Award at the 2016 National Dance Awards.

Clarke’s appearances with the Company have included Prince Florimund and Florestan (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince (The Nutcracker), Aminta (Sylvia), Polixenes and Antigonus (The Winter’s Tale), Principal roles in Symphonic Variations and After the Rain, Dr Samuel-Jean Pozzi (Strapless), Officer (Anastasia), Des Grieux (Manon) and in Obsidian Tear and Carbon Life. He created roles in Charlotte Edmonds’s Meta and Liam Scarlett’s Symphonic Dances.

Videos

News and features

Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

9 July 2017
Yasmine Naghdi promoted to Principal dancer

The Royal Ballet announces Company promotions and joiners for the 2017/18 Season.

Cast change: The Sleeping Beauty on 22 February 2017

22 February 2017
Cast change: <em>The Sleeping Beauty</em> on 22 February 2017

Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball to dance this evening replacing Lauren Cuthbertson and Reece Clarke.

The Royal Ballet honoured at the National Dance Awards 2017

6 February 2017
The Royal Ballet honoured at the National Dance Awards 2017

Winners include Francesca Hayward, Reece Clarke and Zenaida Yanowsky.

Photos

Reece Clarke in The Judas Tree, The Ballet Season 2017/18

Reece Clarke in rehearsal for Winter Dreams, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke and Zenaida Yanowsky in rehearsal for After the Rain, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke and Gina Storm-Jensen performing with the Royal Ballet School.

Reece Clarke & Zenaida Yanowsky in Symphonic Dances

Thiago Soares as Crown Prince Rudolf and Reece Clarke, William Bracewell, Luca Acri and Cesar Corrales as the Hungarian Officers in Mayerling, The Royal Ballet

Fumi Kaneko and Reece Clarke in rehearsal for La Bayadère, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke, David Donnelly and Melissa Hamilton in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke and Zenaida Yanowsky in rehearsal for After the Rain, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke and Zenaida Yanowsky in rehearsal for Symphonic Dances, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke and Melissa Hamilton in rehearsal for Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet

Melissa Hamilton and Reece Clarke in rehearsal for Les Patineurs, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke and Zenaida Yanowsky in rehearsal for After the Rain, The Royal Ballet

Leticia Stock, Melissa Hamilton, Reece Clarke and Mayara Magri in Symphonic Variations, The Royal Ballet

Royal Ballet dancers Hayley Forskitt and Reece Clarke with Chance to Dance student in 'Still Life' at the Penguin Cafe as part of the Chance to Dance annual performance

Reece Clarke in Symphonic Variations, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke as Dr Samuel-John Pozzi in Strapless, The Royal Ballet

Reece Clarke

Royal Ballet dancers Hayley Forskitt and Reece Clarke with Chance to Dance students in 'Still Life' at the Penguin Cafe as part of the Chance to Dance annual performance

Francesca Hayward, Téo Dubreuil, Luca Acri and Reece Clark in Kenta Kura’s DW2, Draft Works

Reece Clarke and Annette Buvoli in Sander Blommaert’s Les Deux, Comme Un, Draft Works

Leticia Stock, Reece Clarke, Melissa Hamilton and Mayara Magri in Symphonic Variations