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William Smith

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william-smithWilliam is from Roanoke, Virginia and trained at Joffrey Ballet for three years, joining the second company for a year and performing a lot of original work.

He joined Scottish Ballet in Autumn 2004 and has appeared in Page’s The Nutcracker (Dr Stahlbaum), 32 Cryptograms, Walking In The Heat, Cinderella (Dancing Master), Fearful Symmetries, The Sleeping Beauty (The King, French Prince), Pennies From Heaven, Cheating, Lying, Stealing and Alice (King of Hearts), Balanchine’s Rubies and Episodes, Ashton’s Façade and Scènes de Ballet, Petronio’s MiddleSexGorge and Ride the Beast, Pastor’s In Light And Shadow and Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and Workwithinwork, Brown’s For M.G.: The Movie, Spink's Petrushka, Alston's Carmen (Escamillo), Kenneth MacMillan's Song of the Earth, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire and Martin Lawrance’s Run For It.

 

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Alice backstage broadcast featuring William talking about warming up before a performance.

 

 

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AUTUMN 2009

Pastor’s In Light and Shadow

.wwwwords.blgospot, October 2009 – The Air, danced perfectly by Claire Robertson and William Smith

 

SPRING 2009

Alston’s Carmen

.The Times, 21 April 2009, 4* – For his first cast, Alston bypassed the principal ranks in favour of less tested dancers, who reward his faith with outstanding performances. Daniel Davidson’s Don José is a sweet boy, prone to overwhelming emotional impulses and easily outwitted by Carmen, a mismatch well realised in their duets. William Smith’s Escamillo is beefy and vain, as a toredor should be.

.The Herald, 17 April 2009, 4* These three young artists [Forioso, Davidson and Smith] – none of them principals – shine like future stars melding thrillingly assured dancing with thoughtfully dramatic characterisation

.jenniemacfie.wordpress.com, 17th May 2009 - Sophie Martin as Carmen was beautifully partnered by the assured, passionate dancing of Daniel Davidson as Don Jose and the imposing presence of William Smith as Escamillo.

  

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY 2008-2009

.Big Issue, 15 January 2009 – William Smith is a thunderous, mesmerising presence as the elfin prince.

.Turriff Advertiser Series, 06 Feb 2009 – I can certainly see Daniel Davidson and William Smith moving up the ranks as their performances as guardian princes and solo spots at the end were particularly eye-catching.

 

ROMEO AND JULIET 2008

.Hi-Arts, 3rd June 2008 – The exuberance and sheer bravado of William Smith’s Meructio and Jarkko Lehmus’s dazzling brutish performance as Tybalt are energies perfectly matched in their electrifying and lethal duel at the end of act 2.

 

AUTUMN 2005

Page's Walking In The Heat
.Inverurie Advertiser, 16 September 2005 - My personal favourite was Walking in the Heat, a passionate pas de deux, performed immaculately by Patricia Hines and William Smith

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