The Royal Ballet School can announce that we have a 100% employment rate for our graduate year of 2016. Our 3rd year class will travel all over the world to prestigious ballet institutions and we wish them the best of luck as they begin their careers as professional ballet dancers.

The graduate year students of 2016 have received the following contracts:

 

Joseph Sissens The Royal Ballet
Gabriel Anderson Birmingham Royal Ballet
Aitor Galende Brizuela Birmingham Royal Ballet
Estelle Bovay The Royal Ballet -
Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme
Arianna Maldini The Royal Ballet -
Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme
Charlotte Tonkinson The Royal Ballet -
Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme
Maria Luisa Castillo Yoshida The Royal Ballet -
Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme
Joseph Aumeer The Royal Ballet -
Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme
Giacomo Rovero The Royal Ballet -
Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme
Francisco Serrano The Royal Ballet -
Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme
Johanne Monfret  Birmingham Royal Ballet (Apprentice)
Kiely Groenewegen  American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
Gabrielle Beach  Boston Ballet II
Lorenzo Silingardi  Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre
Connie Vowles  English National Ballet
Nana Sakai  Hong Kong Ballet
Lorenzo Trossello  Northern Ballet Theatre
Kaho Yanagisawa  Royal Swedish Ballet
Karl-Erik Wigle Andersson  Royal Swedish Ballet
Thomas Bradshaw  Sarasota Ballet (Apprentice)
Grace Paulley  Scottish Ballet
Maya Negishi  Teatrul de Balet Sibiu
Rio Sato  Teatrul de Balet Sibiu
Simone Acri  Tulsa Ballet II
Scott McKenzie  Vienna State Opera Ballet

 

The graduation was held on Saturday 9 July 2016, following their matinee performance at the Royal Opera House.

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Students were also awarded prizes for their achievements.

Thomas Bradshaw received The David Norman Prize for the Graduate who has shown leadership qualities during their time at The School.

Kaho Yanagisawa and Aitor Galende were awarded The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Awards, which goes to the graduates who have made some of the best progress in their classical ballet training.

The Ashton Award for a Graduate who has the style, personality and technique for Ashton ballets was given to Connie Vowles.

The London Ballet Circle award their Dame Ninette Award for the most outstanding graduates of The Royal Ballet School to Kaho Yanagisawa and Giacomo Rovero.

 

Video: Scott McKenzie

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