10 June 2016 at 3.54pm | 97 Comments
Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season.
Director Kevin O’Hare has made the following promotions for the forthcoming Season:
Claire Calvert, Yasmine Naghdi and Beatriz Stix-Brunell are promoted to First Soloists. Matthew Ball and Mayara Magri are promoted to Soloists. Tierney Heap was promoted to First Artist mid-season and is also now promoted to Soloist.
Joining the Company at the start of the Season will be Leticia Dias and Joseph Sissens from The Royal Ballet School. All the 2015/16 Aud Jebsen Young Dancers – Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Harry Churches, Leo Dixon, Isabel Lubach and Julia Roscoe – will join the Company from The Royal Ballet School on permanent contracts as Artists. Mica Bradbury also joined the Company mid-season as an Artist.
The Royal Ballet welcomes seven dancers to the Company for the 2016/17 Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme. The programme provides an opportunity for recently graduated dancers to receive a year’s contract to work alongside the corps de ballet of The Royal Ballet. In addition the dancers are offered mentoring and coaching and have the opportunity to perform with the Company. Next Season’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers are Estelle Bovay, Maria Castillo Yoshida, Arianna Maldini, Giacomo Rovero, Francisco Serrano and Charlotte Tonkinson, all from The Royal Ballet School.
Charlotte Edmonds will continue with The Royal Ballet for the 2016/17 Season for a second year on The Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme mentored by Kevin O’Hare and Wayne McGregor. The Young Choreographer Programme is a position for an emerging choreographer to shadow Royal Ballet and visiting choreographers and utilize the Company resources to create work.