BRB end of season announcements 2016/2017

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For the end of the 2016/2017 season, Birmingham Royal Ballet has announce the following end-of-season promotions´╗┐:

  • Tzu-Chao Chou is promoted from First Soloist to Principal.
  • Delia Mathews is promoted from First Soloist to Principal.
  • Arancha Baselga is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist.
  • Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist.
  • Miki Mizutani is promoted from First Artist to Soloist.
  • Laura Day is promoted from Artist to First Artist.
  • Alys Shee is promoted from Artist to First Artist.

The following dancers will join the company:

  • Elisabetta Formento will join as an Artist from Estonian National Ballet.
  • Lynsey Sutherland will join as an Artist from Polish National Ballet.
  • Haoliang Feng, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist.
  • Augustus Payne, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist.
  • Harry Wright, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist.
  • Brogan McKelvey, graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, will join as an Artist.
  • Hamish Scott, graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, will join as an Artist.
  • Claudia Nicholson, graduate of Royal Ballet School, will join as an Apprentice.
  • Jade Wallace, graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, will join as an Apprentice.

The following dancers will leave the company:

  • After a twelve-year career with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Principal dancer Joseph Caley will be leaving the Company to join English National Ballet as a principal.
  • Principal Jamie Bond leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after fourteen years, retiring from ballet to pursue a career in performance enhancement training for professional athletes.
  • First Artist Lewis Turner leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after seven years to join Staatsballett Berlin in the corps de ballet.
  • Artist Alexander Bird also joins Staatsballett Berlin in the corps de ballet after dancing with the Company for three years.
  • Artist Emily Smith leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after six years to pursue performance opportunities elsewhere.
  • Artist Johanne Monfret leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after completing a year-long apprenticeship.
  • As previously announced, William Bracewell leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after seven years to join the Royal Ballet as a Soloist.