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    Birmingham Royal Ballet News 2018

    Promotions

    • Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from First Soloist to Principal
    • Yvette KnightBrandon LawrenceMaureya LebowitzMiki Mizutani and Yaoqian Shang are promoted from Soloist to First Soloist
    • Karla DoorbarMax Maslen and Lachlan Monaghan are promoted from First Artist to Soloist
    • Aitor GalendeBeatrice ParmaBrooke RayEdivaldo Souza da Silva and Daria Stanciulescu are promoted from Artist to First Artist 

    Joiners

    • August Generalli, from Boston Ballet II
    • Alexander Yap, from Northern Ballet
    • Louis Cohen, graduate of English National Ballet School
    • Callum Findlay-WhiteTori Forsyth-HeckenIsabella HowardYu KuriharaLennartas artists
    • Steegen and Yuki Sugiura, graduates of the Royal Ballet School as artists
    • Eilish Small, graduate of the Australian Ballet School joined earlier in 2018 as Apprentice:
    • Joseph Taylor, graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School (recipient of the BRB and Elmhurst Ballet School Award for Excellence) 

     

    Leavers

    • Eight dancers, including Principals Nao Sakuma, Chi Cao and Jenna Roberts, took their final curtain calls at the end of the season.
    • After joining the Company together in 1995, Nao Sakuma and Chi Cao have led Birmingham Royal Ballet in the classical repertoire for 23 years
    • Jenna Roberts joined BRB in 2003 and became a Principal in 2012
    • After a 19-year career with BRB, Principal Iain Mackay retired in early 2018, giving his final performance in a Spartacus pas de deux created by David Bintley and Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux – both danced with Jenna Roberts
    • Soloist Feargus Campbell leaves after 13 years to start a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Birmingham
    • Artist Anna Monleon leaves the Company after six years and is moving back to Spain
    • Artist Brogan McKelvey leaves to pursue choreographic and production opportunities
    • Claudia Nicholson and Jade Wallace leave after a year-long apprenticeship
    • Artist Elisabetta Formento left earlier this year to join Dutch National Ballet