The Company Index
Introduced by David Bintley
Tyrone Singleton was born in Surrey and trained at the Arts Educational School in Tring and at the Royal Ballet School. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2003 and is our most recently promoted Principal. The first time I saw him dance was as a student in the British Young Dancer of the Year competition, and as he took his first jêté in the variation from Le Corsaire, and the audience gasped at his elevation, I knew that here was a young man I wanted in the Company! Early successes in Birmingham included Moondog in The Lady and the Fool and Othello in The Shakespeare Suite and Tyrone's progress though the Company has been marked by a variety of roles that have revealed different facets of his talent. His range as a dancer is broad and covers everything from the leading male roles in classics such as Swan Lake, Coppélia and Cinderella to the purer neo-classicism of Agon and Concerto. Most impressive though for me is the power and sheer physical presence that mark his performances in more contemporary ballets like In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs and Take Five. In dramatic roles of complexity and substance too, he has shown rare gifts and has given outstanding performances as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Gaveston and Mortimer in Edward II and the third seminarian in Carmina burana. Despite this already impressive list of leading roles Tyrone is now at the peak of his career and I know the next few years are going to be very exciting both for him, and for us.
Frederick Ashton: La Fille mal gardée
George Balanchine: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Big Boss) David Bintley: Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), Carmina burana (Third Seminarian), The Nutcracker Sweeties (Peanut Officer), The Orpheus Suite (Apollo), The Seasons ('Summer'), The Shakespeare Suite (Othello), Cyrano (Le Bret), Hobson's Choice (Salvation Army), Take Five ('Two Step'), Beauty and the Beast (Beast) and David Bintley and Galina Samsova's production of Giselle
John Cranko: The Lady and the Fool (Moondog)
Mikhail Fokine: Petrushka (The Moor)
Kenneth MacMillan: Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio, Paris), Elite Syncopations and Concerto pas de deux
Rudolph Nureyev: Raymonda (pas de quatre)
Twyla Tharp: In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs ('One for My Baby')
Peter Wright's production of The Nutcracker (Winds, Consorts, Arabian Dance), The Sleeping Beauty (Cavalier), Coppé (Franz) and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Baron von Rothbart
Solo Seal, 2003.
Last updated October 2013.
Tyrone Singleton; photo: Richard Battye
End of season promotions 2013
Video: Take Five rehearsals
Video: Swan Lake rehearsals
Company promotions 2011
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