Kevin Emerton

First Artist of The Royal Ballet


Kevin is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at Elmhurst School for Dance and The Royal Ballet Upper School and graduated into the company in 2007. He was promoted to First Artist in 2014. 

Since joining The Royal Ballet he has performed in a vast repertoire of roles from heritage, classical and new works. Some of these roles include Hilarion and pas de six (Giselle), Demetrius (The Dream), Stueart-Powell (Enigma Variations), The March Hare (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Slaves (Sylvia), Lead Fakir (La Bayadère), Dancing Gents (Manon), Puss in Boots (The Sleeping Beauty), Steward (The Winter’s Tale), Harlequin (The Nutcracker), Corybantic Games, La Sylphide, Asphodel Meadows, DGV, Rhapsody, Scènes de ballet, Voluntaries, Obsidian Tear, Woolf Works and Twyla Tharp’s The Illustrated Farewell

He has worked with many acclaimed choreographers throughout his career and has created roles in productions for the company such as Christopher Wheeldon’s Corybantic Games, The Winter’s Tale, Aeternum, Like Water for Chocolate and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Wayne McGregor’s The Dante Project and Carbon Life, Liam Scarlett’s Age of Anxiety, Sweet Violets, Symphonic Dances, Frankenstein and Swan Lake, Hofesh Schecter's Untouchable and Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern, as well as other roles created by Arthur Pita, Kim Brandstrup and Charlotte Edmonds. He also recently completed The Royal Ballet School’s Diploma in Dance Teaching. 

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