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Reece Clarke

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


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.


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.