The staff and support team of The Royal Ballet.


Her late Majesty The Queen


HM The King


The Lady Sarah Chatto

Koen Kessels
Music Director

Koen Kessels

Wayne McGregor CBE
Resident Choreographer

Wayne McGregor CBE

Christopher Wheeldon OBE
Artistic Associate (Position generously supported by Kenneth and Susan Green)

Christopher Wheeldon OBE

Administrative Director

Heather Baxter

Rehearsal Director

Christopher Saunders

Clinical Director, Ballet Healthcare

Shane Kelly

Senior Répétiteurs

Gary Avis, Samantha Raine


Helen Crawford, Sian Murphy

Senior Teacher and Répétiteur to the Principal Artists

Alexander Agadzhanov

Senior Benesh Choreologist

Gregory Mislin

Benesh Choreologist

Daniel Kraus

The Royal Ballet Choreographic Residency 2023/24

Joseph Toonga

Guest Principal Ballet Répétiteur

Christopher Carr

Guest Répétiteurs

Deirdre Chapman, Samira Saidi, Edward Watson

Principal Guest Coach

Alessandra Ferri

Guest Répétiteur / Royal Ballet School Artistic Liaison

Zenaida Yanowsky

Principal Guest Teachers

Elizabeth Anderton, Olga Evreinoff

Guest Teachers

Pino Alosa, Anne-Laure Arnoux, Gil Isoart, Miriam Kescherman, Andrey Klemm, David Makhateli, Erico Montes, Laurent Novis, Alejandro Parente, Alessandra Pasquali, Francois Petit, Roland Price, Yosvani Ramos, Elizabeth Toohey

Head of Music

Robert Clark

Music Staff

Grant Green

Music Staff

Haruka Kawaguchi

Music Staff

Michael Pansters

Music Staff

Tim Qualtrough

Music Staff

Hannah Quinn

Music Staff

Kate Shipway

Associate Pianist

Elli Welsh

Principal Guest Conductor

Barry Wordsworth

Staff Conductor

Martin Georgiev


Andrew Litton, Jonathan Lo, Valery Ovsyanikov

Jette Parker Ballet Conductor

José Angel Salazar

Constant Lambert Associate

Charlotte Politi

Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow

Yi Wei

Company and Tour Manager

Rachel Vickers

Artistic Scheduling Manager and Character Artist

Philip Mosley

Creative Producer

Emma Southworth

Artistic Administrator

Rachel Hollings

Finance Manager

Angela Barbato

Executive Assistant to the Directors

Tansy Ratcliffe-James


Julia Gillespie, Hannah Mayhew, Rhiannon Savell

Assistant Producer

Ania Kapsza

Assistant to the Company Manager

Natalie Holdys

Learning and Participation Creative Associate (Ballet)

David Pickering

Video archive manager

Bennet Gartside

Clinical Director, Ballet Healthcare

Shane Kelly

Ballet Healthcare Clinical Lead

Jonathan Bucke

Company Physiotherapists

Katy Chambers, Gemma Hilton, Robin Vellosa

Pilates Instructor

Jane Paris

Gyrotonic Instructor

Fiona Kleckham

Performance Psychologist

Britt Tajet-Foxell

Ballet Rehabilitation Specialist and Class Teacher

Brian Maloney

Ballet Masseurs

Jane Caldwell, Konrad Simpson

Sports Science

Gregor Rosenkranz, Joseph Shaw

Registered Dietician

Jacqueline Birtwisle

Medical Advisors

Dr Ian Beasley

Company Podiatrist

Denzil Trebilcock

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