BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 2011
At the end of the 2010/2011 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet announces the following:
Marion Tait is appointed Assistant Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet. Following a celebrated and award-winning career as Principal dancer with Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Tait became the company’s Ballet Mistress in 1995. Tait will continue to teach company class and perform character roles, and from August 2011 will assist Director David Bintley with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s artistic delivery.
The following dancers are promoted:
Joseph Caley is promoted from First Soloist to Principal.
Tyrone Singleton is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist.
Rory Mackay is promoted from First Artist to Soloist
Mathias Dingman is promoted from First Artist to Soloist.
Samara Downsin promoted from First Artist to Soloist.
Céline Gittens is promoted from First Artist to Soloist.
Feargus Campbell is promoted from Artist to First Artist.
James Barton is promoted from Artist to First Artist.
And the following dancers joined/will join the Company:
Maureya Lebowitz joined as Soloist from Royal Winnipeg Ballet in summer 2011.
Tzu-Chao Chou will join as a Soloist from The Australian Ballet.
Emily Smith joined as Artist from The Royal Ballet School in summer 2011.
Karla Doorbar will join as an Artist from The Royal Ballet School.
Brandon Lawrence will join as Artist from The Royal Ballet School.
Lewis Turner is offered a permanent contract as Artist following a year with the company as a Prix de Lausanne laureate. Turner trained at Elmhurst School for Dance, in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The following company members will leave the company:
Video Archivist and former dancer and Principal Character Artist David Morse retired after 50 years with the Company.
Following the recent Japan tour Andrea Tredinnick retired from the company after 24 years dancing with first Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet and then Birmingham Royal Ballet and has now enrolled onto the RAD teaching training programme.
Alexander Campbell will join The Royal Ballet as a Soloist.
Christopher Rodgers-Wilson will return to Australia and join The Australian Ballet as an Artist.
Dusty Button will return to the United States of America to continue her dance career.
Machi Moritaka will leave the company.
Sonia Aguilar will leave the company.
Anniek Soobroy will leave the company.