Melissa Hamilton, Soloist – The Royal Ballet
Melissa 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
Melissa Hamilton hails from Country Down, Northern Ireland and is a Soloist with the The Royal Ballet.
Born in Northern Ireland, Melissa trained there at The Jennifer Bullick School of Ballet until the age of 16. She then trained with Masha Mukhamedov, first at Elmhurst School for Dance and then privately.
She won the Youth American Grand Prix 2007 and joined The Royal Ballet that year. She was promoted to Soloist this Season. Her repertory includes Olga, Mary Vetsera, Zulme, Agon, Summer Fairy (Cinderella), Tryst, Symphony in C, Carmen,Voluntaries, Sensorium, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse and Chroma. She created roles in McGregor’s Infra, Limen and Acis and Galatea (Royal Opera), Meisner’s What If and Samodurov’s Trip Trac (New Works in the Linbury).
Melissa received the Outstanding Female Performance (Classical) Award in the Critics’ Circle Dance Awards, 2009
Melissa Hamilton & World Hunger Day
Melissa performed at The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends September 2011. 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.