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.
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