Regular readers will know that last month I interviewed Natasha, then a First Soloist with Birmingham Royal Ballet, for my “Cupcakes” series, and I’m delighted to be able to report that she has been promoted to the highest rank of Principal.
Here is the full Press Release :
BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS & NEW DANCERS
At the end of the 2008/2009 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:
Principal Dancer Dominic Antonucci has been appointed Ballet Master
Jamie Bond, Natasha Oughtred, Gaylene Cummerfield and Carol-Anne Millar are promoted from First Soloists to Principals.
Joseph Caley and Alex Campbell are promoted from Soloists to First Soloists
Céline Gittens and Tom Rogers are promoted to Artists to First Artists
And the following dancers will join the Company:
Jade Heusen will join as Artist from Elmhurst School for Dance
Benjamin Soerel will join as an Artist from the Royal Ballet School