Birmingham Royal Ballet – Promotions, Leavers and Starters – June 2015

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MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 29 June 2015

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET
ANNOUNCEMENTS 2015

At the end of the 2014/2015 season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:

Mathias Dingman is promoted from First Soloist to Principal.

Céline Gittens is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist.

Yvette Knight is promoted from First Artist to Soloist.

Karla Doorbar is promoted from Artist to First Artist.

Miki Mizutani is promoted from Artist to First Artist.

Lewis Turner is promoted from Artist to First Artist.
 

The following dancers will join the company:

Letícia Dias Domingues from Brazil, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist.

Miko Fogarty from London, graduate of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory, will join as an Artist on a one-year contract.

Beatrice Parma from Italy will join as an Artist from Turkish State Opera and Ballet.

Rachele Pizzillo from Italy, graduate of the Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist.

Brooke Ray from New Zealand, graduate of Royal Ballet School, will join as an Artist.

Mitsuru Ito from Japan will join as an Artist on a one-year scholarship as a Prix de Lausanne prize winner.
 

The following dancers leave the company:

Natasha Oughtred leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after eight years with the Company, six of those years as a Principal. Natasha recently became a mum and has chosen to retire from ballet.

Benjamin Soerel leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after six years with the Company. Benjamin is returning to the Netherlands to study for a degree in Physiotherapy at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Lorena Agramonte leaves Birmingham Royal Ballet after a year with the Company.

Laetitia Lo Sardo left Birmingham Royal Ballet earlier this season after seventeen years with the Company, two of those years as a First Soloist. Laetitia is now teaching ballet and enjoying life as a mum.

Sofia Rubio Robles left Birmingham Royal Ballet earlier this season. Sofia has returned to Gran Canaria.
 

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  1. Congratulations Leticia Brooke and Raqueles and Lewis too

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