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Iain Mackay

Introduced by David Bintley
Born in Glasgow, Iain Mackay trained as a Junior Associate of Scottish Ballet, before joining the Dance School of Scotland. He spent two years at the Royal Ballet Upper School, and joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1999. He was promoted to Soloist in 2001 and Principal in 2003. Able to take on everything from classical princes to intense dramatic roles, Iain became one of Birmingham Royal Ballet's most valued and versatile artists, leading to the creation of a number of major roles in the recent repertory. In 2008, Iain joined Angel Corella's new company in Madrid as a Principal and has since gained much valuable experience. After two years however, Iain decided that his future lay with his first company, and in early 2010 we were delighted to welcome him back to Birmingham Royal Ballet, where his great value to the Company has recently been enhanced with the creation of major roles in the Company's productions of Cinderella, Lyric Pieces and Faster.

Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée (Colas) and The Two Pigeons (Gypsy Lover)
George Balanchine: Apollo (title role), Western Symphony (Third movement) and Prodigal Son
David Bintley: Arthur (Arthur, Mordred), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Aladdin (Mahgrib), Cyrano (Christian), Edward II (Edward, Grim Reaper), Far from the Madding Crowd (Troy), Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), Carmina burana (Third Seminarian), The Nutcracker Sweeties (Volga Vouty), The Seasons ('Summer'), The Shakespeare Suite (Romeo), The Sons of Horus (Imsety), 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café (Southern Cape Zebra), Flowers of the Forest, Faster, Concert Fantasy and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle (Albrecht)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella (Caviello)
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool (Moondog)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)
Jerome Robbins: Fancy Free (Sailor)
Nahid Siddiqui: Krishna (title role)
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room
Ninette de Valois: Checkmate (First Red Knight)
Stanton Welch: Powder
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Prince, Drosselmeyer), The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Florimund), Coppélia (Franz) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)

David Bintley: Cyrano (Christian), Cinderella (Prince)
Kim Brandstrup: Pulcinella (Caviello)
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces

Iain Mackay; photo: Richard Battye

Iain Mackay; photo: Richard Battye


Faster Aladdin Coppélia Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella Lyric Pieces Carmina burana 

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