Laurretta Summerscales Principal

Surrey, UK

Age started dancing

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

English National Ballet
Joined 2009, First Soloist 2013, Principal 2016

Favourite roles
Odette/Odile in
Swan Lake; and Juliet 

Repertoire includes
Odette/Odile; Medora and Gulnare,
Le Corsaire; Clara/Sugar Plum, Nutcracker; Swanilda and Prayer, Coppélia; Lilac Fairy, The Sleeping Beauty; Myrtha, Giselle; Suite en blanc (pas de trois); The Snow Queen, (Sprites and Gerda’s Friends); Petite Mort (Kylián); In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe); Medea, M-Dao (Yabin Wang) and Fantastic Beings (Aszure Barton) 

Roles would love to dance
Don Quixote; Gamzatti or Nikiya in La Bayadère

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. 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 Beijing International Ballet Competition and for the second time won the 2015 People’s Choice Awar

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