Leo Dixon

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


British dancer Leo Dixon 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, promoted to First Artist in 2019, to Soloist, 2022. In the 2019/20 Season, along with his Royal Ballet commitments he performed Tadzio (Death in Venice) for The Royal Opera. 

Dixon was born in Bristol and grew up in Plymouth. He began dancing aged three, training locally with Linda Mortimore and Ryan Moore and as a Royal Ballet Junior Associate. He trained at Elmhurst School for Dance from the age of 11 and aged 16 joined The Royal Ballet Upper School. While at the School Dixon’s roles included the pas de quatre (Raymonda) and in Rush at the School’s annual matinee. Further performances include Kenneth MacMillan’s Solitaire pas de deux at Gailene Stock’s memorial service. 

In the Company he has created roles in Joseph Toonga's See Us!!, Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern, Arthur Pita’s The Wind and Agnus Dei, Liam Scarlett’s Frankenstein and Wayne McGregor's Untitled, 2023. Other roles include Wilfred, pas de six (Giselle), Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), Telegraph Boy (The Unknown Soldier), Hans Peter (The Nutcracker), pas de quatre (Raymonda), Gardener (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) and roles in, Swan Lake, Mayerling, Symphonic Dances, Corybantic Games, Jewels, Asphodel Meadows The Dream, The Judas Tree, La Fille mal gardée, Solo Echo, Elite Syncopations, The Winter’s Tale, Untouchable, The Illustrated 'Farewell', Medusa, The Dante Project, The Weathering and Like Water for Chocolate. He performed Tadzio in Death in Venice, 2019 (Royal Opera). He has also danced in Hofesh Schecter’s Untouchable and Twyla Tharp’s The Illustrated ‘Farewell’

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