Harry Churches

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


Australian dancer Harry Churches is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and in 2015 graduated into The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme, going on to join the Company as an Artist in 2016. He was promoted to First Artist in 2021. 

Churches was born in Sydney and began dancing at the age of 12. He trained privately with Christine Keith and at the Alegria School of Ballet before joining The Royal Ballet Upper School. 

Churches’s roles while at the School included in Liam Scarlett’s Classical Symphony, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush, Jirí Kylián’s Sechs Tänze and Kenneth MacMillan’s Solitaire pas de deux. With the Company, his roles include Wilfred (Giselle), Spanish (Swan Lake), and roles in Corybantic Games, Light of Passage, Like Water for Chocolate, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Flight Pattern, Medusa, Woolf Works, Yugen, Solo Echo, Swan Lake and The Dante Project. In 2016 he represented The Royal Ballet at the Erik Bruhn Prize. 

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