Bethany Headland

Bethany Headland of Melbourne, Australia, trained at Ballet Theatre Australia. During her training she was selected to perform as an international guest artist in Kuala Lumpur in 2012 and also competed in the finals of Youth America Grand Prix. The following year she moved to the United States to dance with The Washington Ballet, performing in Giselle, Peter Pan and The Nutcracker at The Kennedy Centre. Bethany toured with Vienna Festival Ballet before joining NEBT.

Alexander Nuttall

Alexander received his First Class BA (Hons) from the Central School of Ballet. Alexander also trained at Royal Academy of Dance with certificates in Advanced Dance 1 and 2 – Distinction. His professional accomplishments include roles with Estonian National Ballet, New English Ballet Theatre, Peter Schaufuss Ballet and Ballet Cymru. Alex is thrilled to spend a second season with NEBT.

Tryst: Devotion and Betrayal

Tickets now on sale at the Sadler’s Wells box office (Tel. 0844 412 4300)
Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 5th July 2014
This July, we return to Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre with Tryst: Devotion and Betrayal, an evening of five world premieres from the UK’s most talented emerging choreographers.

Opening proceedings, we present Tangents, choreographed by former Dutch National Ballet dancer Daniela Cardim Fonteyne. This captivating work will be performed to live music with movements from Mussorgsky’s most famous composition, Pictures at an Exhibition. The Royal Ballet’s Erico Montes has created Toca, a short ballet set to music by Brazilian composer Villa-Lobas, while Royal Ballet Soloist Valentino Zucchetti will be premiering Orbital, set to the arresting sounds of Philip Glass. Bringing the first half to a close is the latest highly anticipated new work from Royal Ballet star Kristen McNally.

The evening will conclude with a newly commissioned work by rising star and Andrew McNicol. Based on Tolstoy’s novella The Kreutzer Sonata, this tragic ballet is a tale of passionate love and jealous rage. Against a backdrop of spectacular designs by Linbury Prize winner Emma Bailey, this dramatic performance will also feature the world-class Sacconi string quartet and concert pianist Anne Lovett.


May 7th 2015:

Gala Dinner and Short Performance at the Royal Opera House, Paul Hamlyn Hall

July 5th 2015:

Performance of our ‘Kreutzer Sonata and Other Works’ programme at the premiere of the Dance Programme at the Cheltenham Music Festival

July 7th 2015:

Performance of our ‘Kreutzer Sonata and Other Works’ programme at the Richmond Theatre, Surrey

July 9th 2015:

Performance of our ‘Kreutzer Sonata and Other Works’ programme at The Swan Theatre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Mid July 2015:

Outreach performances at Rambert on the Southbank, London to be announced

August 2015:

Performances of a brand new ballet for children at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Ryoko Yagyu

Born in Japan, Ryoko studied at Homura Tomoi Ballet School and at the Conservatory of Vienna. In 2003 she reached the semi-finals of the Prix de Lausanne and has since performed many leading roles with Spain’s Pasodos Dance Company, Ballet Ireland, Irish Youth Ballet and Vienna Festival Ballet.

“It’s been great working with so many choreographers on new work; to be able to directly see their thoughts and what they want to get across in each piece has been invaluable for me.” – Ryoko Yagyu

Ludovico di Ubaldo

Ludovico has been studying at the National Academy of Dance in Rome since 2005. Although he’s focussed mainly on classic technique, his interest in modern dance repertory is growing.

“I aspire to being a dancer with a strong tecnique and beautiful movement like Carlos Acosta or Leonid Sarafanov. I love it when I can express art and deep emotion with my body” – Ludovico di Ubaldo

Jack Thorpe-Baker

Jack is a graduate of Elmhurst School for Dance and English National Ballet School. He has performed with a number of companies including English National Ballet, National Youth Ballet, the Slovakian National Ballet and has most recently been a soloist with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. He appears by kind permission of Joffrey Ballet.

“Ballet gives us a chance to express thoughts, feelings and elements of ourselves which we don’t have an outlet for in everyday life. The immediacy and articulacy of the body is a unique medium for expression, which at its best presents a poignancy and beauty equal to any piece of music or speech.” – Jack Thorpe-Baker

Silas Stubbs

Silas was born in Gloucestershire and trained at the Elmhurst School for Dance, where he also worked with Birmingham Royal Ballet in Romeo and Juliet and the Sleeping Beauty. Since graduating he spent a period working with Steven Jefferies in China at Suzhou Ballet Theatre. Silas currently works as a soloist in Estonia for the Vanemuine Theatre Ballet where he has performed lead roles in Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Onegin and the Nutcracker.

“This has been such an exciting experience for me. I’ve had the opportunity not only to learn with young, up and coming choreographers but also to dance in the UK. I think it’ll turn me into a more well-rounded dancer.” – Silas Stubbs

Trevor Schoonraad

Trevor trained with the South African Ballet Theatre and English National Ballet School then joined English National Ballet itself. He was then a soloist with the Rambert Dance company and a principal artist with English National Ballet. He has recently appeared as a guest artist with Cape Town City Ballet and Tivoli Theatre in Copenhagen, among others.

“I love the concept of dance and design working intimately together to create new work. The dancers here are all amazing artists and I feel like I’ve acquired a whole new family.” – Trevor Schoonraad