Ballet Boyz The Talent 2014 at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, Great Britain 16th September 2014 Mesmerics by Christopher Wheeldon Photograph by Elliott Franks Image licensed to Elliott Franks Photography Services


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SATURDAY, 30TH APRIL 2016 10:30 – 16:30

Early Bird Offer: £65 before 4th April, £80 thereafter
please note all online bookings are subject to £3 booking fee .


Workshop Description

Led by Edward Pearce and Simone Donati, this BalletBoyz Workshop will offer an opportunity to explore the company’s diverse and eclectic repertoire with a specific focus on momentum, dynamics and contact work. Open to men and women, the session will include a company style warm up and technical class in addition to choreographic tasks and learning material from the the Company’s extensive repertoire.

Click here for a great video of the BalletBoyz’ US Tour 2016.

About BalletBoyz 

BalletBoyz is the brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt who founded the company in 2001.
Michael and Billy met at the Royal Ballet Upper School and joined the Royal Ballet together in 1987. During their twelve years at The Royal Ballet between them they danced all the Principal roles. In 2000 they co-founded BalletBoyz.

They danced all over the world for ten years and won numerous awards and accolades working with leading dancers, choreographers and designers. 2010 saw their retirement from the stage and the first edition of the groundbreaking project the TALENT. Michael and Billy selected eight young male dancers from a variety of backgrounds and worked with them closely, mentoring and coaching to create a company of first-class performers. Now in its fifth year, the Company has expanded to ten dancers and regularly tours the UK and internationally. 

In 2013 BalletBoyz won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company. As well as their extensive repertoire of stage works Michael and Billy have created numerous arts documentaries for television including BalletBoyz I & II, Strictly Bolshoi, The Royal Ballet in Cuba, BalletBoyz: The Next Generation and BalletBoyz: The Rite of Spring, as well as forty short films for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand.

They have won numerous awards for their film work including an International Emmy, Rose d’Or and Golden Prague. In 2012 they crossed the Atlantic to make A Chance to Dance, a seven-part TV series for US network Ovation, co-produced by Nigel Lythgoe. Michael and Billy both live in West London with their families. They are Ambassadors for His Royal Highness Prince Charles’s charity Children and The Arts. They were made OBEs in 2012 for their services to dance.


Edward Pearce
Hailing from Somerset, Ed was a Royal Ballet Senior Associate before continuing his studies at Elmhurst Ballet School. He graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2010. During his final year he featured in Rambert Dance Company’s production of A Linha Curva by acclaimed Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, which toured throughout the UK. He has danced professionally in various freelance projects and is also an experienced teacher. Ed also appeared in BalletBoyz: The Next Generation for More4. This is his fifth season with the company.


Simone Donati
Born in Italy, Simone initially trained at the Ateneo Danza in Forlì. He furthered his training by spending time at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York and the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. He moved to the UK on 2010 to join the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, where he has just graduated. During his time at Rambert, Simone has worked with choreographers Mark Baldwin, Kerry Nicholls and Leila McMillan. 

BalletBoyz Young Men 9 photo credit Hugo Glendinning
BalletBoyz Young Men 8 photo credit Hugo Glendinning
Ballet Boyz The Talent 2014 at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, Great Britain 16th September 2014 The Murmuring Choreography by Alexander Whitely Photograph by Elliott Franks Image licensed to Elliott Franks Photography Services

Booking Details
This full day workshop is open to both men and women who are intermediate, advanced or professional dancers as well as dance students from full-time vocational courses, who are looking to enrich their practice and to those who have particular interest in the style of Balletboyz work. Please make sure you have appropriate technical training in order to get the most out of the experience.

Participants must be 18 years of age or over. Limited availability, booked on a first come first served basis. We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please make sure you can make the date before committing to this workshop.