Laurretta Summerscales First Soloist

Surrey, UK

Age started dancing

English National Ballet
Joined 2009, First Soloist 2013

Karen Clarke Theatre School (Tracey Summerscales: for 14 years), Susan Robinson School of Ballet (for 11 years), English National Ballet School (2 years)

Favourite role
Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty and Odile in Swan Lake

Career highlight
Being invited to join English National Ballet and dancing the leading role of Myrtha, Queen of the Willis in Giselle at the London Coliseum in January 2010

Role would love to dance

Other info
Won the Joyce Percy Memorial Award, Stella Mann Award, Baines-Hewitt Award, Young Dancer of the Year 2007-2009 and Molly Lake Award. Laurretta loves art and hates bad weather! She one day hopes to achieve her ultimate ambition of becoming a Lead Principal dancer. Finalist (2011) Emerging Dancer Award and was nominated for the 2013 Emerging Dancer Competition winning the People’s Choice Award. In July 2013 Laurretta won the Gold Medal at the Bejing International Ballet Competition

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