Skip to main content

Surrey, UK

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

Bavarian State Ballet

Previous Company
English National Ballet: joined 2009, promoted to First Soloist 2013 and Principal 2016

Repertoire includes
While at English National Ballet: Odette/Odile (Derek Deane’s Swan Lake); Giselle and Myrtha (Mary Skeaping’s Giselle); Medora and Gulnare (Anna-Marie Holmes’s Le Corsaire); Clara/Sugar Plum (Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker); Swanilda and Prayer (Ronald Hynd’s Coppélia); Lilac Fairy (Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty); Juliet (Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet); Firebird and The Purist Lady (George Williamson’s The Firebird); the pas de trois in Suite en blanc; Sprites and Gerda’s friends in The Snow Queen; Medea in Yabin Wang’s M-Dao; Aszure Barton’s Fantastic Beings; William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated; Kylián’s Petite Mort; Hans van Manen’s Adagio Hammerklavier 
At Bavarian State Ballet: Nikija (La Bayadere); title roles in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Cinderella; Olga and Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin; Juliet in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet; Anna Karenina and Kitty in Christian Spuck’s Anna Karenina; The Ballerina and Louise in John Neumeier’s Nutcracker; Lise in Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardee; Aegina and Phrygia in Yuri Grigorovich’s Spartacus; Kitri in Don Quijote; title role in Raymonda; title role in Andrey Petrov’s Esmeralda; title role in Carlos Acosta’s Carmen Liam Scarlett’s With a Chance of Rain; Wayne McGregor’s Kairos and Sunyata – Portrait; George Balanchine’s Jewels (1st solo couple in Rubies); Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Schmetterling; Alexei Ratmansky’s Tchaikovsky’s Overtures.

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 for the 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 Award 

Photo © Sinéad Bunn