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Tierney Heap

Artist of The Royal Ballet


Tierney Heap in action.
Tierney Heap as the title role in Carmen, The Royal Ballet © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

English dancer Tierney Heap is an Artist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and graduated into the Company in 2012.

Heap was born in Manchester and began dancing aged two. She trained locally at the Debra McLaren School of Dancing, Rossendale, and the Caroline Wright School of Dance at Centre Pointe, Manchester. Aged 11 she won a scholarship to study at Elmhurst School for Dance and aged 15 joined The Royal Ballet Upper School. Awards while at the School include bronze medal at the 2010 Genée International Ballet Competition.

Heap’s repertory with the Company includes Carmen, Myrtha (Giselle) and roles in DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Mayerling, La Bayadère and After the Rain. She has created roles in Untouchable and Woolf Works.