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!

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Lisa Sinclair - Dance Health Manager

We spoke to Lisa Sinclair about her journey from dance artist to Dance Health Manager, and the inspiration she draws from everyone who takes part in these programmes.

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Zachary Eastwood-Bloom - Digital Artist in Residence

Zachary Eastwood-Bloom is Scottish Ballet's first Digital Artist in Residence and has created Technology//Mythology//Allegory as part of the Digital Season. We spoke to Zac to find out more about his path from studying ceramics to creating digital art.
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Eve McConnachie - Senior Graphic Designer & Filmmaker

Senior Graphic Designer & Filmmaker Eve McConnachie joined Scottish Ballet in 2009. Her latest film, Frontiers - a collaboration with choreographer Myles Thatcher - premiered as part of the Digital Season 2019.​ As she edited Frontiers, she spoke to us about her journey from studying animation to becoming SB's in-house Filmmaker.
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Araminta Wraith - Soloist

Soloist Araminta Wraith danced with English National Ballet before joining Scottish Ballet as a First Artist in 2014. We caught up with Minty about her path to Scottish Ballet, and her work outside the studio with Dancers' Career Development (DCD).

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Tony Currie - Digital Producer

Tony Currie started his professional life as a contemporary dancer in Australia and is now Scottish Ballet's Content and Digital Executive. We spoke to Tony about transitioning from dancer to marketeer, and his role producing our Digital Season.

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Tim Palmer - Production Manager

Production Manager Tim Palmer is responsible for moving shows around the country. You might have spotted him at the back of the auditorium in one of his signature Hawaiian shirts, keeping a beady eye out for any problems that might arise. In May 2019 Tim celebrates his 35th year with the Company.

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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.
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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.

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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...

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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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