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Sander Blommaert

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


Belgian dancer Sander Blommaert is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and graduated into the Company in 2010, promoted to First Artist in 2015.

Blommaert was born in Bruges and trained at the CD Dance Factory, the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and The Royal Ballet Upper School. He was awarded the Ninette de Valois Award on graduating from the School. His performances while at the School included roles in Concerto and Toccata.

Since joining The Royal Ballet, Blommaert’s repertory has included Footman/Fish (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) and roles in Scènes de ballet, Connectome, Voluntaries, Rhapsody, The Nutcracker, Les Patineurs, Manon, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Dream, The Prince of the Pagodas, La Sylphide and Requiem. He created a role in Woolf Works. He performed a role in Royal Ballet Soloist Valentino Zucchetti’s Trio Sonata for Draft Works 2011, and created the work Les Deux, comme un for Draft Works 2014. In summer 2012 he created a role in Hot House, part of One Big Stage with Gareth Malone and the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation Department.

News and features

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet for 2015/16

29 June 2015

Details of Company changes for the upcoming Season have been announced.