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Reece Clarke

First Artist 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 First Artist 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.

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, for which he performed extracts from La Bayadère and The Sleeping Beauty, the Lynn Seymour Competition in his second year and an award from the Ballet Association.

Clarke’s appearances with the Company have included Principal roles in Symphonic Variations and After the Rain, Dr Samuel-Jean Pozzi (Strapless), Antigonus (The Winter’s Tale), Officer (Anastasia), Arabian dance and Mouse King (The Nutcracker) and in Obsidian Tear and Carbon Life. He created a role in Charlotte Edmonds’s Meta.

News and features

Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

Promotions and joiners at The Royal Ballet for 2016/17

10 June 2016

Promotions and joiners have been announced for The Royal Ballet's 2016/17 Season.

Royal Ballet Leavers and Joiners: Mid-Season Update

Royal Ballet Leavers and Joiners: Mid-Season Update

12 March 2014

Three new Principals and six Artists have joined the Company during 2013/14.

The Royal Ballet offers contracts to two Royal Ballet School Students

The Royal Ballet offers contracts to two Royal Ballet School Students

25 October 2013

Reece Clarke and Gina Storm-Jensen to join The Royal Ballet next week.

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