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Born in Lancashire, Yvette Knight trained at the Royal Ballet School. As a student, she danced with The Royal Ballet in Coppélia, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and La Sylphide before joining Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2007. She was promoted to First Artist in 2012.
Frederick Ashton: Daphnis and Chloë (Pirate), The Dream (Fairies)
David Bintley: Edward II (French Courtier), Galanteries, 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café; Sylvia (Diana's Followers), Take Five ('Three to get Ready')
John Cranko: Brouillards ('Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses')
Jessica Lang: Lyric Pieces
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations (Alaskan Rag)
Marius Petipa: Paquita
Peter Wright: The Nutcracker (Mother Leading Flowers), The Sleeping Beauty (White Cat) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of The Swan Lake( Two Swans).
Sibley Dowell award for promising young dancer, Young British Dancer of the Year, 2006.
Last updated September 2012
Yvette Knight; photo: Tim Cross
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