2019 is our 50th anniversary and we are championing some of the people who help make Scottish Ballet a great place to work.

For 50 years, Scottish Ballet has been crafted by Scotland - by the people, the culture and the spirit. What you see at the theatre is just the tip of the iceberg. The Scottish Ballet team, both on-stage and off, pull from their diverse set of skills and expertise to bring our productions, engagement programmes, fundraising initiatives and other events to life.

Each week we will be introducing you to a different career at Scottish Ballet and the people behind them. We're asking everyone to tell us their 'get up and go' song, so we can create the ultimate motivational playlist!

Interview

Jamiel Laurence - Soloist

Soloist Jamiel Laurence joined the Company in 2009. Alongside dancing, he's also a choreographer and his works have been performed at festivals across the world. Jamiel gave us the lowdown on some of the projects he's most excited to work on in 2019. Read more about it >
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Sophie Laplane - Artist in Residence

Sophie Laplane danced with the company from 2004 until 2017 when she hung up her pointe shoes one last time, and was appointed Artist in Residence, choreographer. She has created a number of works for Scottish Ballet, most recently Dextera which will be performed across Scotland as part of the Spring! double bill. Read more about it >
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Carole Ann O'Neill - Operations Officer

Carole Ann is Operations Officer, and the first face many people see when they come to visit us at our Tramway home. Read more about it >
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Norman Murray - Chairman

Norman Murray has been Chairman of Scottish Ballet since 2013, and has had a successful career in a number of executive roles, including Chairman of The Edrington Group and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. We spoke to Norman about his very first job, and he shares his advice for anyone thinking about joining a Board. Read more about it >
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Preston Clare - Teacher/Former Dancer

Preston Clare was a dancer with the company from 1985 to 2003. Since retiring he has taught, acted and set up his own theatre company. He gave us his advice for dancers who are starting to think about their next step.

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Maria Jimenez - Artistic Coordinator

Maria Jimenez joined Scottish Ballet as Ballet Mistress in 2005, becoming Artistic Coordinator in 2014. We spoke to Maria about her nearly 14 years working with the Company.

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Anna Bateson - Board Member

We spoke to Anna Bateson about her career journey that's seen her work at media giants including MTV, Google and YouTube, and she gave us her advice for any aspiring marketeers.

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Christopher Hampson - CEO/Artistic Director

We spoke to CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson about what makes him proud every day, and the importance of sharing knowledge and empowering people. Read more about it >
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Fraser Johnstone - Chiropractor

Fraser Johnstone discusses his path from joining the company in 2003 as a Massage Therapist to becoming Scottish Ballet's first Chiropractor. Read more about it >
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Mary Mullen - Head of Wardrobe

We spent a day with Head of Wardrobe Mary Mullen to get an insight into her world... Read more about it >
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Christopher Harrison - Principal

Principal Christopher Harrison discusses his journey from being inspired by a dance workshop at primary school to becoming the first male Scottish Principal dancer in Scottish Ballet's history.

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