American dancer Liam Boswell is a First Artist of The Royal Ballet. He joined The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme from the start of the 2019/20 Season and was promoted to Artist in 2020 and First Artist in 2023.
Boswell was born in Louisville, Kentucky and began his dance training at the age of twelve. He studied with Peter Stark at Next Generation Ballet until he won the gold medal at the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix Finals. The following year he joined The Royal Ballet Upper School, completing all three years. While at the school he was awarded third prize in the Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance, the Ballet Association Award, and the Ballet Circle Dame Ninette Award for the Most Outstanding Male Graduate for 2019.
Performances during his time as a student include Didy Veldman’s TooT, Nacho Duato’s Multiplicity, David Bintley’s Flowers of the Forest, and Ashley Page’s Untied Undone in the School’s annual summer performance. Professional performances as a student include The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet. Boswell also had the opportunity to perform the role of Goldspur in Liam Scarlett’s The Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal Opera House.
With the Company, his roles include Jester (Cinderella), Russian dance and Drosselmeyer's Assistant (The Nutcracker), Neapolitan (Swan Lake), Kolia (A Month in the Country), and roles in Light of Passage and The Dante Project. He has created roles in Wayne McGregor's Untitled 2023, Pam Tanowitz's Secret Things and Kyle Abraham's The Weathering.