Our 2019 season started with a two-week Summer Choreographic Project at The Royal Opera House. This was a new collaboration between NEBT and The Royal Ballet Choreographic Development Programme, where NEBT dancers worked with chosen choreographers.
Directly following this, we held our own Choreography Lab with Ruth Brill, Peter Leung, Érico Montes and Morgann Runacre-Temple. The works created during the Lab were showcased as work-in-progress as part of our 2019 programme NEW WORKS at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, on 4 – 6 September 2019.
The final versions of these ballets will form part of our 2021 programme, Love Games.
Also part of NEW WORKS was the preview of Two Husbands, a new ballet choreographed by Daniela Cardim.
Alumni Dancers 2019
First row: Anette Antal, Marianne Allen, Kevin Bhoyroo, Daniel Corthorn, Mario Gaglione, Ermelinda Giacometti
Second row: Camino Llonch, Alexander Nuttall, Marta Rivero de Miranda, Dean Rushton, Aitor Viscarolasaga Lopez
Anette trained at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and at the Norwegian National Ballet School. After graduating, she joined the Vienna Festival Ballet and subsequently danced for Opera Nordfjord, Ballet Cymru and Theater Koblenz. From 2015 to 2018 she danced for the Norwegian National Ballet, where her repertoire included roles in Jirí Kylián’s Tiger Lily (as soloist), Falling Angels, Evening Song and Archimboldo, Cranko’s Onegin, MacMillan’s Manon, Balanchine’s Serenade and Allegro Brilliante, Liam Scarlet’s Carmen and Christian Spuck’s Anna Karenina. She is a guesting soloist with Opera Graz.
Marianne trained at London Russian Ballet School and Central School of Ballet, graduating in 2019. In the same year, she was invited to compete at the British Ballet Grand Prix. Marianne has performed in classical repertoire such as La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle and Les Sylphides and was a soloist in two contemporary ballets, Song of Memory (chor. Dmitry Antipov) at Cadogan Hall and Siberian Tales (chor. Vladimir Varnava) at Kia Oval.
Kevin studied at Esprit Qui Danse from 2004 to 2010 after which he trained at Pavlova International Ballet School. He received scholarships in 2009, 2012 for summer dance intensives at Ariston Proballet and Vancliffen Arts Foundation in Canada. In 2013 Kevin received a scholarship for workshops in Monte Carlo and to study at the Opus Ballet, with Patrick Armand. He has danced for Company Catapult on tour in Kuwait, Italy and Bermuda, Ballet-ex in Rome and All Crazy. He has performed as a soloist in the opera Jerusalém at the Teatro Regio di Parma as well as in various other dance productions in Italy. Kevin was a member of NEBT’s 2018 company in Remembrance / The Four Seasons.
Daniel trained at The Royal Ballet School (2008-2013) and graduated in 2016 from Laine Theatre Arts. His roles include The Nutcracker, The Grand Defile and Coppelia as well as Cats The Musical at Dubai Opera House. In 2017 Daniel performed with Michael Clark Company in to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song at the Barbican and on tour.
Mario studied at San Carlo Royal Theatre of Naples and English National Ballet School. He performed with Tulsa Ballet, dancing classical repertoire, including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote as well as new works by Ma Cong, Helen Pickett, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Jennifer Archibald and the North American Premiere of Strictly Gershwin (chor. Derek Deane). He also danced with La Biennale di Venezia contemporary dance festival and with Ballet Ireland in their productions of Giselle, The Nutcracker, and Minus 16 (chor. Ohad Naharin).
Ermalinda studied at Teatro San Carlo between 2013 and 2016 and at Autrand Ballet France in 2017 and 2018. She participated in national and international competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix in Paris in 2017, Tanzolymp International Ballet Competition in Berlin in 2018 and the Expression Dance Competition in Florence in 2018. She has won 1st prize at ‘Anima and Corpo’ competition and gala in honour of Carla Fracci. At Autrand Ballet, France, she performed in Coppelia and Manteau Rouge and as a soloist in Paquita, Kitri and Esmeralda. Ermelinda was a member of NEBT’s 2018 company in Remembrance / The Four Seasons.
Camino trained at Centre de Dansa de Catalunya. She has performed with Balletto del Sud, the Tivoli Ballet Theatre in Copenhage and, most recently, Viviana Durante Company. Her repertoire includes roles in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, La Giara and L’après-midi d’un faune.
Alexander was part of New English Ballet Theatre’s inaugural year in 2012 before joining Estonian National Ballet, where he danced roles in all of the major repertoire. Returning to London he worked with NEBT dancing works by Valentino Zucchetti, Marcelino Sambé, Kristen McNally and Daniela Cardim before pursuing other projects. His repertoire includes Cranko’s Onegin, Edur’s Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadere, MacMillan’s Manon and Hynd’s Coppelia. Most recently, Alexander danced in Project Polunin at Sadler’s Wells with Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova and has created roles in English National Opera’s Marnie at the London Coliseum. Alexander was a member of NEBT’s 2018 company in Remembrance / The Four Seasons.
Marta Rivero de Miranda
Marta trained with Royal Academy of Dance Mariemma, Victor Ullate Ballet Conservatory and Jose Antonico Checa Ballet. In 2017 Marta won a Gold Medal for Individual Variation Senior at the Vaslav Nijinsky Competition. Marta has danced with Compañía Del Siglo XXI and Compañía Nacional De Danza of Spain, performing roles in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Don Quixote.
Dean trained at Elmhurst School for Dance in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. As a student, he performed with Birmingham Royal Ballet including Aladdin & Sleeping Beauty and at the Royal Opera House in the spring celebration of British dance. At Opera National Bucuresti from 2015 to 2016, he performed in Don Quixote, La fille mal gardee and Snow White. From 2016 – 2017 he was with Vienna Festival Ballet, performing The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Dean was a member of NEBT’s 2018 company in Remembrance / The Four Seasons.
Aitor Viscarolasaga Lopez
Aitor trained at CPD Carmen Amaya, Madrid and Central School of Ballet. In 2018 he toured with Ballet Central performing in Chris Marney’s The Nutcracker, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Kenneth McMillan’s Valley of Shadows, Christopher Gable’s Cinderella, Wayne McGregor’s Far and Jenna Lee’s Black Swan. In 2017 he was a choreographer for a D4D collaboration with Central Saint Martins. In 2016 Aitor was selected in the Madrid Talent Contest and as a finalist in the International Competition Ciutat Dansa Barcelona. Aitor was a member of New English Ballet Theatre’s 2018 company in Remembrance / The Four Seasons.