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BRB Promotions, Joiners and Leavers

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Birmingham Royal Ballet has issued the following announcement today about promotions, joiners and leavers. Congratulations to all the promotees!

MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday 10 July 2012

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 2012

At the end of the 2011/2012 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:

Jenna Roberts is promoted from First Soloist to Principal

Angela Paul is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist

Laetitia Lo Sardo is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist

Tzu-Chao Chou is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist

Mathias Dingman is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist

Arancha Baselga is promoted from First Artist to Soloist

Laura Purkiss is promoted from First Artist to Soloist

James Barton is promoted from First Artist to Soloist

Jonathan Caguioa is promoted from First Artist to Soloist

Tom Rogers is promoted from First Artist to Soloist

Laura-Jane Gibson is promoted from Artist to First Artist

Yvette Knight is promoted from Artist to First Artist

Delia Mathews is promoted from Artist to First Artist

Callie Roberts is promoted from Artist to First Artist

William Bracewell is promoted from Artist to First Artist

Oliver Till is promoted from Artist to First Artist

The following dancers will join the company:

Momoko Hirata will return to Birmingham Royal Ballet and resume her First Soloist contract following 18 months dancing with Angel Corella’s company in Spain

Miki Mizutani from Japan, graduate of English National Ballet School, will join as an Artist

Alys Shee from Canada, graduate of the Academy of Ballet and Jazz School for the Canadian Ballet Theatre, (taught by Evelyn Hart) a former dancer with ABT II will join as an Artist

Lachlan Monaghan from Australia, graduate of The Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist

Ana Albutashvili, soloist from the State Ballet of Georgia will join as an Artist

The following dancers leave the company:

Robert Parker leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after eighteen years with the Company, thirteen of those as a Principal. Robert will take up the role of Artistic Director of Elmhurst School for Dance in September

Gaylene Cummerfield - Following a fifteen year career with Australian Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Gaylene leaves the company to become a full-time mother

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