Royal Ballet continues Emerging Choreographer Programme

Published: 1 February 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet has announced that it will continue its Emerging Choreographer Programme in 2020, offering the successful applicant the chance to work alongside some of the world’s leading choreographers and with dancers of The Royal Ballet on developing their own choreographic projects.

Inaugural Royal Ballet Emerging Choreographer Charlotte Edmonds trained at The Royal Ballet School and won the Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Competition in 2011 and 2012. During her time at The Royal Ballet, she created a number of original works including Meta, Piggy in the Middle and Sink or Swim, a dance film which shines a light on the effects of depression and mental health.

Edmonds has also created works for Dutch National Ballet Juniors, Norwegian National Ballet 2, Rambert School and The Grange Festival. Her most recent works include Words Fail Me, a project exploring the relationship between dance and dyslexia, and Wired to the Moon, created for Ballet Cymru.

Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, said, “I’m thrilled to be able to open our Emerging Choreographer Programme for a second time in 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring and emerging choreographers to hone their talent with the support of the fantastic team at The Royal Ballet, as well receiving mentorship from some of the most respected and prolific choreographers working in the world today.”

Applications for the role of Royal Ballet Emerging Choreographer close on Monday 22 March 2020. Further information is available from the Royal Opera House web site.