Bridgett Zehr Principal

Birthplace
Sarasota, Florida USA

Training
Sarasota Ballet of Florida (The Next Generation programme), The Harid Conservatory, Ben Stevenson Academy (Houston Ballet)

Previous companies
Joined Houston Ballet 2002, The National Ballet of Canada in 2006, promoted to Principal in 2009

English National Ballet
Joined as Principal 2011

Favourite roles
Giselle, Wayne McGregor’s Chroma 

Other info
Has danced principal roles in The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, Don Quixote, Cinderella, Carmen, Onegin and The Nutcracker and works by Balanchine include, Apollo, Jewels, Serenade, Western Symphony, The Four Temperaments, Symphony in C and Theme and Variations. Winner of the Rudolf Nureyev Award 2001 and The Rolex Dancers First Award for her role as Carmen in Davide Bombana’s Carmen in 2009

'Zehr combines willowy flexibility with aristocratic poise and poetic grace'Dancing Times 

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