Steven McRae, Principal – The Royal Ballet
Steven performed at World Hunger Day 2011 and The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis & Friends on September 11, 2011 – a World Hunger Day production in aid of The Hunger Project, Learn More | Thanks | The Event on Flickr | Tim’s Review
Born in Sydney, Australia, Steven began dancing at the age of 7.
In 2002 he was awarded the Gold Medal at the RAD Genee International Ballet Competition before going on to win the prestigious Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in 2003. That same year, Steven joined the Royal Ballet School and Graduated the following year.
In 2004, Steven joined the Royal Ballet Company and was quickly promoted through the ranks and became a Principal Dancer in 2009, aged 23.
Some of his roles include Romeo, Colas (La Fille mal Gardee), Prince (Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Cinderella), Oberon (The Dream), Basilio (Don Quixote), Stars and Stripes, Theme and Variations, Symphony in C (Balanchine) as well as new creations by Wayne McCreggor, Christopher Wheeldon, Kim Brandstrup, Alistair Marriot and Johan Kobborg.
Steven has guested in numerous countries across the world including Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, USA, Cuba, Mexico and throughout Europe.
At age 14, he also made an appearance with the Tap Dogs in the USA after performing with some of the cast in the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony. Other performance highlights include performing for Royalty at Buckingham Palace.
He has also modelled for Paul Smith’s Autumn/Winter Collection in Japan and is currently completing a degree in Business Management and Leadership.
Steven McRae & World Hunger Day
Steven performed at The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends in September, 2011. This was the first regional World Hunger Day event and took place at the largest theatre in East Anglia. It was 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.