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Will Tuckett

Principal Character Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Will Tuckett in action.
William Tuckett and artists of The Royal Ballet in La Fille mal gardée © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2012

Will Tuckett’s work for The Royal Ballet includes the Olivier Award-winning The Wind in the Willows (the first ROH show to have a West End transfer), ‘Diana and Actaeon’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012), The Seven Deadly Sins, The Soldier’s Tale, Pinocchio, Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Faeries, The Thief of Baghdad and Pleasure’s Progress. He has created and directed many works, and choreographed for other companies, including Pinocchio (National Ballet of Canada) West Side Story (Sage, Gateshead), The Crane Maiden (Kanagawa Arts Theater, Japan), The Canterville Ghost (ENB) and works for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert, Ballet Boyz, Dance Umbrella, National Ballet of China, American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, Ballet Black, Sarasota Ballet and Carlos Acosta. He has directed work for Opera North, Iford Arts and Garsington Opera Festival and choreographed for Opera North, The Royal Opera, Grange Park Opera and Bregenz Festival. He has directed and choreographed for the theatre, including productions at The Almeida Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC, as well as for musicals and feature films. He has made several of his own films for the BBC and Channel 4 both as choreographer and director. He has collaborated with Zenaida Yanowsky on works for Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern and poetry company Live Canon. He is also a Guest Principal Character Artist with The Royal Ballet.

Videos

News and features

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.

How the ROH Costume department create Tudor costumes for Elizabeth that are light enough to dance in

6 January 2016
How the ROH Costume department create Tudor costumes for <em>Elizabeth</em> that are light enough to dance in

Head of Costume Fay Fullerton on the challenges of re-creating Elizabethan costumes for 21st-century ballet.

Dance Theatre Essentials: Elizabeth

4 January 2016
Dance Theatre Essentials: <em>Elizabeth</em>

Our quick introduction to Will Tuckett’s portrait in dance, music and text of Queen Elizabeth I.

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