TIPS FOR SUCCESS: BEING A BALLET DANCER
What To Expect?
Discover what it’s like to be in a ballet company and how to succeed on stage!
Dancers from two of the country's biggest ballet companies are here to answer your questions! They will share advice, tips and tricks, including on training, eating healthily, looking after your body and what a day is like in the life of a ballet dancer.
Artist, Scottish Ballet@rishan_be
Rishan Benjamin was born in London and trained at the Central School of Ballet.
She joined Scottish Ballet in August 2018, and he been featured in many short films such as Frontiers by Myles Thatcher, Tremble by Jess and Morgs, Oxymore and Dive both by Sophie Laplane and more.
First Soloist, The Royal Ballet@williambracewell
Welsh dancer William Bracewell joined The Royal Ballet as a Soloist in 2017 and was promoted to First Soloist in 2018.
Bracewell was born in Swansea. He trained at the Pamela Miller Ballet School and, from the age of 11, at The Royal Ballet School. Awards while a student include the 2007 Young British Dancer of the Year Award and the grand prix at the 2010 Youth America Grand Prix. He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2010, promoted to first artist in 2012 and to soloist in 2014.
Bracewell's other awards include Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) at the 2015 Critics Circle National Dance Awards.