Liam Scarlett, First Artist – The Royal Ballet
Liam performed at The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis & Friends September 11, 2011 - a World Hunger Day production in aid of The Hunger Project, Learn More | Thanks | The Event on Flickr | Tim’s Review
Ipswich’s, Liam Scarlett is a First Artist with The Royal Ballet.
Born in Suffolk, Liam trained at the Linda Shipton School of Dancing and then at The Royal Ballet School.
He joined the Company in 2005, promoted to First Artist, 2008.
His repertory includes Alain, Magdaveya (La Bayadère), Neapolitan dance (Swan Lake), Kangaroo Rat (‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café), Chroma, Les Rendezvous, Manon, Dido and Aneaes, The Rite of Spring, Gloria, Tales of Beatrix Potter, La Valse, Romeo and Juliet, Les Patineurs and Elite Syncopations.
He created roles in DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, The Seven Deadly Sins and Acis and Galatea.
While at the School he won both the Kenneth MacMillan and Ursula Moreton Choreographic Awards and was the first recipient of the De Valois Trust Fund Award. He has choreographed Monochromatic and Allegro de Jeunesse for The Royal Ballet School, Despite and Vayamos al Diablo for ROH2’s ‘In Good Company’, and Of Mozart and Consolations and Liebestraum for ‘New Works in the Linbury’.
Of Mozart was nominated for a Critics’ Circle Dance Award for Best Choreography in 2008, and his ballet Asphodel Meadows won Best Classical Choreography at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2011.
Liam Scarlett & World Hunger Day
Liam performed at The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends in September. This was the first regional World Hunger Day event and took place at the largest theatre in East Anglia. It was also the first time that dancers from both The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet had taken to the stage at this theatre since the 1960’s.
Gary Avis, Suffolk-born star of the Royal Ballet and Patron of THP UK led the Gala hosted by another THP UK Patron, Angela Rippon OBE. Learn more about our Patrons.