Nicola Tranah

Vocational and Pre-professional Programme ballet teacher

Nicola Tranah trained at The Royal Ballet School from the age of 10 before joining The Royal Ballet, where she enjoyed a successful career spanning 19 years.

As a First Soloist she danced a wide range of leading roles including Gamzatti, Princess Épine, Myrta and Lilac Fairy. She created original roles in Macmillan’s Winter Dreams and Prince of the Pagodas, and in works by David Bintley and Ashely Page, as well as working closely with Ashton, Robbins, Forsythe, Tetley and van Dantzig.

Prior to joining The Royal Ballet, Nicola danced for two seasons with the Dutch National Ballet. She also toured internationally with Sylvie Guillem, K-Ballet, and as the Queen in Matthew Bourne’s acclaimed Swan Lake.

Nicola attained her ARAD PDTC and taught ballet at Millennium Performing Arts College and the English National Ballet School before joining the faculty of The Royal Ballet School in 2008. She is currently the 1st Year ladies ballet teacher and the Pre Professional Career Consultant.

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