Biography

Where were you born?
Worcester, England.

Where did you train?
Harlequin Stage School, and as a Junior and Mid Associate with Birmingham Royal Ballet, where I performed in Sir Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker (2004) before completing the associate programme in London as a Senior Associate with the Royal Ballet.

I continued my professional training at Central School of Ballet, graduating in 2013 with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance.

During my final year I toured the UK and Europe with Ballet Central as a degree student, creating roles in works by Kennth Tindall and Resmi Malko, as well as performing in established repertoire such as the Florestan pas de trois from The Sleeping Beauty and Mapping #3 by Darshan Singh Bhuller.

When did you join Scottish Ballet?
2013.

Why did you become a dancer?
I first became interested in dance when I was about 3 years old due to my two sisters, one older and the other my twin. I used to go with them to their lessons at Harlequin Stage School and sit in the waiting room, as there was no one else to look after me at home. Whilst they were dancing my mom thought I was off playing, when in fact I was outside the studio door mimicking what my two sisters were doing! A few weeks later, the teacher came out and said to my Mum that she should get me some dance kit as I'd been joining in the lessons for the past two weeks without her knowing, and that's how it all started.

Awards
Winner of the Central Friends Trust Award (2010); The Young British Dancer of the Year 2012 (Finalist); The Prix De Lausanne 2013 (Finalist)

Memorable moments
I performed at the 2012 Olympics with Central’s graduate company Ballet Central as a Foundation student at the O2 Arena, ExCel Centre and the Olympic Park, and was selected to perform a solo at Wembley Arena.

Prior to graduation I worked with Kim Brandstrup in Britten’s Death In Venice with English National Opera, performing in London and Amsterdam.

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