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Jan 15

Welcome to James Parratt

Photo: Bill Cooper

We are very pleased to welcome James Parrat to perform with us this year. He will dance Kay and partner Georgia Olley as Gerda.

Photo:Amelia Potter

Photo:Amelia Potter

James Parratt trained at Penny Taylor School of Dance, and went on to train at Central School of Ballet where he graduated with a BA Hons in Professional Dance and Performance. Whilst at Central James competed in the Genée International Ballet Competition, where he was a Finalist. James performed with Kidd Pivot in Polaris, choreographed by Crystal Pite at Sadler’s Wells. During his third year of training he was a part of Ballet Central. After graduating in 2016, James moved to Dresden, Germany where he was a Guest Apprentice with Semperoper Ballet, and performed in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. He then danced with New English Ballet Theatre where he performed pieces by Jenna Lee, Daniela Cardim and Valentino Zucchetti at Sadler’s Wells and other UK theatres.

Photo:Amelia Potter

Photo:Amelia Potter

James came to his first rehearsal with us yesterday; we were all impressed by his commitment to the role and how well suited to Georgia he is. The grand pas was already taking great shape yesterday and here’s a couple of photos to prove the point.