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


Nicolas Scheuer

A Brazilian native, Nicolas trained at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Brazil. Upon graduation he won a scholarship to Boston Ballet School where he has been performing in productions of La Bayadère, the Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet.

“NEBT have really helped me to trust myself on the stage and shine like someone born to be a dancer! When I’ve finished this season I’ll take everything I’ve learned with me wherever I go.” – Nicolas Scheuer

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Luca Rapis

A native of Italy, Luca studied contemporary and classic technique with Susanna Beltrami in Milan and then joined the Maurice Béjart School in Lausanne, which gave him the opportunity to dance in every show with the company itself and also to develop his interest in choreography.

“I don’t know why I like ballet. I’ve just loved it since the day I was born!” – Luca Rapis


Alexander Nuttall

Born in Edinburgh, Alexander trained at Central School of Ballet where he graduated with a First Class BA (Hons.) in Professional Dance and Performance. After graduating, Alexander joined Ballet Cymru for their national and international tours of Beauty and the Beast, Under Milk Wood and Giselle.

“NEBT’s been great because I’ve been learning how to further my technique and how to execute movements in different styles with a variety of choreographers, each with their own methods and demands.” – Alexander Nuttall


Elsa Nguyen Trong

Elsa trained with the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and has performed with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Miami City Ballet and other companies.

“Working with so many different choreographers has been so rewarding. I can’t wait to get on the stage at the Peacock Theatre and give everything of me for the audience.” – Elsa Nguyen Trong