We are delighted that the acclaimed Royal Ballet's First Soloist Claire Calvert joined our school as our patron in 2018.
English dancer Claire Calvert is a First Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2007, promoted to First Artist in 2010, Soloist in 2012 and First Soloist in 2016.
Calvert was born in Bath and began dancing aged three. She joined The Royal Ballet Lower School aged 11 and in her graduation year danced lead roles in Raymonda Act III and Jabula. Calvert made her Principal role debut as the Lilac Fairy (The Sleeping Beauty) while still an Artist in 2009. Other roles include Hermione (The Winter’s Tale), Sugar Plum Fairy and Rose Fairy (The Nutcracker), Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Mother/Queen of Hearts (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Gypsy Girl (The Two Pigeons), Hermia (The Dream), Myrtha and Zulme (Giselle), Mitzi Caspar (Mayerling), Olga (Anastasia), Harlot (Romeo and Juliet), Winter Fairy (Cinderella), Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon), Mercedes (Don Quixote), the third movement of Concerto and in The Human Seasons, Aeternum, After the Rain and Carbon Life.
Claire will be heavely involved in the students teaching at the school, and will also guest teach workshops over the coming years.