Pietra Mello-Pittman A.R.A.D. was a First Artist in The Royal Ballet, at the Royal Opera House, in Covent Garden, London.  She retired from Royal Ballet in 2015 with her final performance being Swan Lake. 

She joined the company in March 2003 after 2 years full time training at The Royal Ballet Upper School.  Prior to this, she attended St. Catherine's School in Bramley, Surrey and took R.A.D. exams at the Susan Robinson School of Dance, West Byfleet.

 

Her Royal Ballet Repertoire includes:

Marius Petipa’s: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere Kenneth Macmillan’s: Romeo and Juliet, Anastasia, Manon, Mayerling, Gloria, Requiem, Rite of Spring, Isadora and Prince of Pagodas Frederick Ashton’s: Ondine. Cinderella, Daphnis and Chloe, La Fille Mal Gardee, The Dream, Sylvia, La Valse, Les Rendezvous, Les Patineurs, Tales of Beatrix Potter, Scenes de Ballet, Concerto, Rhapsody and Homage to the Queen (Air). Peter Wright’s: The Nutcracker and Giselle. Filippo Taglioni’s: La Sylphide, Dame Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti: Coppelia. George Balanchine's: Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, Jewels- (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds), Serenade, Theme and Variation, Tzigane and Ballo de la Regina. Mikhail Fokine’s: The Firebird and Les Sylphides. John Cranko’s: Onegin, Mark Morris’s: Gong, Mats Ek’s: Carmen,  Created Roles: Alistair Marriott’s: Sensorium, David Bintley’s: Les Saisons, Christopher Wheeldon’s: Tryst, Alice in Wonderland Christopher Bruce’s: Three Songs Two Voices. Liam Scarlett’s: Diana and Acteon

 

She has travelled the World with the Royal Ballet and performed in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Daejeong, Beijing, Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Boston, Washington, New York, Orange County, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Madrid, Barcelona, Aspendos, Guadalajara, Puebla, Mexico City, Granada, Cuba & Monte Carlo.

 

 

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

GLORIA

GLORIA

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Composer Francis Poulenc Set Designer Andy Klunder Costume Designer Andy Klunder Lighting Designer Bill Besant Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Monica Mason Staging Christopher Saunders

Gloria with Carlos

Gloria with Carlos

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Composer Francis Poulenc Set Designer Andy Klunder Costume Designer Andy Klunder Lighting Designer Bill Besant Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Monica Mason Staging Christopher Saunders

Mats Ek's Carmen

Mats Ek's Carmen

Mats Ek’s Carmen This Carmen was created for Sweden’s Cullberg Ballet in 1992 using Shchedrin’s suite. Mats Ek tells the story using symbolism and parody, attempting to weave together Merrimée’s and Bizet’s versions of the heroine. Bizet saw Carmen as an individualist, who fought for her freedom while Mérimée sees her as the devil in disguise.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake PRINCESS

Swan Lake PRINCESS

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Symphony in C

Symphony in C

Symphony in C, originally titled Le Palais de Cristal, is a ballet made by New York City Ballet co-founder and balletmaster George Balanchine to Bizet's Symphony in C (1855), which he wrote at the age of 17 while studying with Charles Gounod at the Paris Conservatory. The score was lost and only rediscovered and published in 1933; Stravinsky alerted Balanchine to the existence of the symphony.

La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Choreography Natalia Makarova Music Ludwig Minkus Orchestrated by John Lanchbery Production Natalia Makarova Set designs Pier Luigi Samaritani Costume designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design John B Read Revival staging Olga Evreinoff

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Garland

The Sleeping Beauty Garland

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Friends

The Sleeping Beauty Friends

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Friend

The Sleeping Beauty Friend

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

The white cat

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Theme and Variations

Theme and Variations

Balanchine’s plotless mini masterpiece Theme and Variations is a vision of the Imperial Ballet in its heyday. With music by Tchaikovsky and set in a grand, chandeliered ballroom, it evokes the classical splendour and grace of Russia’s Imperial Theatres.

Alice in Wonderland CAT

Alice in Wonderland CAT

Choreography Christopher Wheeldon Music Joby Talbot Orchestrated by Christopher Austin Orchestrated by Joby Talbot Designs Bob Crowley Scenario Nicholas Wright Lighting design Natasha Katz Projection design John Driscoll Projection design Gemma Carrington Assistant Choreographer Jacquelin Barrett Ballet Master Christopher Saunders Dance Notator Anna Treviet Dance Notator Gemma Carrington

Scènes de ballet- Igor Stravinsky

Scènes de ballet- Igor Stravinsky

Scènes de ballet Music: Igor Stravinsky

JEWELS Van Cleef and Arpels

JEWELS Van Cleef and Arpels

Choreography George Balanchine Music Gabriel Fauré Music Igor Stravinsky Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Set designs Jean-Marc Puissant Costume designs Barbara Karinska Lighting Jennifer Tipton First performance: April 13, 1967 It was created in 1967 for the New York City Ballet and is the first abstract three- act ballet.

Tzigane

Tzigane

Balanchine created it late in his career as a vehicle for Suzanne Farrell and she has staged it for the Royal, so it comes with the most impeccable provenance. Tziganes are Austro-Hungarian gypsies and Balanchine uses Ravel’*s music for violin and piano to create a joyful gypsy dance

DREAM

DREAM

Choreography Frederick Ashton Composer Felix Mendelssohn Set Designer David Walker Costume Designer David Walker Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Christopher Carr Staging Anthony Dowell

La Sylphide

La Sylphide

Choreography August Bournonville Music Herman Løvenskiold Production Johan Kobborg

Manon

Manon

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan Music: Jules Massenet

Ondine

Ondine

Music: Hans Werner Henze Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Ondine

Ondine

Music: Hans Werner Henze Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Les Patineurs-Giacomo Meyerbeer

Les Patineurs-Giacomo Meyerbeer

Les Patineurs Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer

Concerto

Concerto

Youthful energy and technical precision are combined in Kenneth MacMillan's virtuoso ballet, set to a piano concerto by Shostakovich.

La Valse

La Valse

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Maurice Ravel Designs André Levasseur Lighting design John B Read Staging Christopher Carr

La Valse

La Valse

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Maurice Ravel Designs André Levasseur Lighting design John B Read Staging Christopher Carr

Don Quixote FRIENDS

Don Quixote FRIENDS

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

GLORIA

GLORIA

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Composer Francis Poulenc Set Designer Andy Klunder Costume Designer Andy Klunder Lighting Designer Bill Besant Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Monica Mason Staging Christopher Saunders

Gloria with Carlos

Gloria with Carlos

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Composer Francis Poulenc Set Designer Andy Klunder Costume Designer Andy Klunder Lighting Designer Bill Besant Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Monica Mason Staging Christopher Saunders

Alice in Wonderland CAT

Alice in Wonderland CAT

Choreography Christopher Wheeldon Music Joby Talbot Orchestrated by Christopher Austin Orchestrated by Joby Talbot Designs Bob Crowley Scenario Nicholas Wright Lighting design Natasha Katz Projection design John Driscoll Projection design Gemma Carrington Assistant Choreographer Jacquelin Barrett Ballet Master Christopher Saunders Dance Notator Anna Treviet Dance Notator Gemma Carrington

JEWELS Van Cleef and Arpels

JEWELS Van Cleef and Arpels

Choreography George Balanchine Music Gabriel Fauré Music Igor Stravinsky Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Set designs Jean-Marc Puissant Costume designs Barbara Karinska Lighting Jennifer Tipton First performance: April 13, 1967 It was created in 1967 for the New York City Ballet and is the first abstract three- act ballet.

Symphony in C

Symphony in C

Symphony in C, originally titled Le Palais de Cristal, is a ballet made by New York City Ballet co-founder and balletmaster George Balanchine to Bizet's Symphony in C (1855), which he wrote at the age of 17 while studying with Charles Gounod at the Paris Conservatory. The score was lost and only rediscovered and published in 1933; Stravinsky alerted Balanchine to the existence of the symphony.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake PRINCESS

Swan Lake PRINCESS

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Choreography Natalia Makarova Music Ludwig Minkus Orchestrated by John Lanchbery Production Natalia Makarova Set designs Pier Luigi Samaritani Costume designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design John B Read Revival staging Olga Evreinoff

Mats Ek's Carmen

Mats Ek's Carmen

Mats Ek’s Carmen This Carmen was created for Sweden’s Cullberg Ballet in 1992 using Shchedrin’s suite. Mats Ek tells the story using symbolism and parody, attempting to weave together Merrimée’s and Bizet’s versions of the heroine. Bizet saw Carmen as an individualist, who fought for her freedom while Mérimée sees her as the devil in disguise.

Tzigane

Tzigane

Balanchine created it late in his career as a vehicle for Suzanne Farrell and she has staged it for the Royal, so it comes with the most impeccable provenance. Tziganes are Austro-Hungarian gypsies and Balanchine uses Ravel’*s music for violin and piano to create a joyful gypsy dance

DREAM

DREAM

Choreography Frederick Ashton Composer Felix Mendelssohn Set Designer David Walker Costume Designer David Walker Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Christopher Carr Staging Anthony Dowell

Theme and Variations

Theme and Variations

Balanchine’s plotless mini masterpiece Theme and Variations is a vision of the Imperial Ballet in its heyday. With music by Tchaikovsky and set in a grand, chandeliered ballroom, it evokes the classical splendour and grace of Russia’s Imperial Theatres.

Manon

Manon

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan Music: Jules Massenet

La Sylphide

La Sylphide

Choreography August Bournonville Music Herman Løvenskiold Production Johan Kobborg

Ondine

Ondine

Music: Hans Werner Henze Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Ondine

Ondine

Music: Hans Werner Henze Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Les Patineurs-Giacomo Meyerbeer

Les Patineurs-Giacomo Meyerbeer

Les Patineurs Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer

Don Quixote ARABESQUE

Don Quixote ARABESQUE

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

Don Quixote DRYAD COLOR

Don Quixote DRYAD COLOR

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

Don Quixote FRIENDS

Don Quixote FRIENDS

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Garland

The Sleeping Beauty Garland

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Friends

The Sleeping Beauty Friends

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Friend

The Sleeping Beauty Friend

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

The white cat

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Scènes de ballet- Igor Stravinsky

Scènes de ballet- Igor Stravinsky

Scènes de ballet Music: Igor Stravinsky

Concerto

Concerto

Youthful energy and technical precision are combined in Kenneth MacMillan's virtuoso ballet, set to a piano concerto by Shostakovich.

La Valse

La Valse

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Maurice Ravel Designs André Levasseur Lighting design John B Read Staging Christopher Carr

La Valse

La Valse

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Maurice Ravel Designs André Levasseur Lighting design John B Read Staging Christopher Carr

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

GLORIA

GLORIA

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Composer Francis Poulenc Set Designer Andy Klunder Costume Designer Andy Klunder Lighting Designer Bill Besant Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Monica Mason Staging Christopher Saunders

Gloria with Carlos

Gloria with Carlos

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Composer Francis Poulenc Set Designer Andy Klunder Costume Designer Andy Klunder Lighting Designer Bill Besant Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Monica Mason Staging Christopher Saunders

Alice in Wonderland CAT

Alice in Wonderland CAT

Choreography Christopher Wheeldon Music Joby Talbot Orchestrated by Christopher Austin Orchestrated by Joby Talbot Designs Bob Crowley Scenario Nicholas Wright Lighting design Natasha Katz Projection design John Driscoll Projection design Gemma Carrington Assistant Choreographer Jacquelin Barrett Ballet Master Christopher Saunders Dance Notator Anna Treviet Dance Notator Gemma Carrington

JEWELS Van Cleef and Arpels

JEWELS Van Cleef and Arpels

Choreography George Balanchine Music Gabriel Fauré Music Igor Stravinsky Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Set designs Jean-Marc Puissant Costume designs Barbara Karinska Lighting Jennifer Tipton First performance: April 13, 1967 It was created in 1967 for the New York City Ballet and is the first abstract three- act ballet.

Symphony in C

Symphony in C

Symphony in C, originally titled Le Palais de Cristal, is a ballet made by New York City Ballet co-founder and balletmaster George Balanchine to Bizet's Symphony in C (1855), which he wrote at the age of 17 while studying with Charles Gounod at the Paris Conservatory. The score was lost and only rediscovered and published in 1933; Stravinsky alerted Balanchine to the existence of the symphony.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake PRINCESS

Swan Lake PRINCESS

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Lev Ivanov Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography David Bintley Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Production Anthony Dowell Designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design Mark Henderson Production research Roland John Wiley Staging Christopher Carr

La Bayadere

La Bayadere

Choreography Natalia Makarova Music Ludwig Minkus Orchestrated by John Lanchbery Production Natalia Makarova Set designs Pier Luigi Samaritani Costume designs Yolanda Sonnabend Lighting design John B Read Revival staging Olga Evreinoff

Mats Ek's Carmen

Mats Ek's Carmen

Mats Ek’s Carmen This Carmen was created for Sweden’s Cullberg Ballet in 1992 using Shchedrin’s suite. Mats Ek tells the story using symbolism and parody, attempting to weave together Merrimée’s and Bizet’s versions of the heroine. Bizet saw Carmen as an individualist, who fought for her freedom while Mérimée sees her as the devil in disguise.

Tzigane

Tzigane

Balanchine created it late in his career as a vehicle for Suzanne Farrell and she has staged it for the Royal, so it comes with the most impeccable provenance. Tziganes are Austro-Hungarian gypsies and Balanchine uses Ravel’*s music for violin and piano to create a joyful gypsy dance

DREAM

DREAM

Choreography Frederick Ashton Composer Felix Mendelssohn Set Designer David Walker Costume Designer David Walker Lighting Designer John B Read Staging Christopher Carr Staging Anthony Dowell

Theme and Variations

Theme and Variations

Balanchine’s plotless mini masterpiece Theme and Variations is a vision of the Imperial Ballet in its heyday. With music by Tchaikovsky and set in a grand, chandeliered ballroom, it evokes the classical splendour and grace of Russia’s Imperial Theatres.

Manon

Manon

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan Music: Jules Massenet

La Sylphide

La Sylphide

Choreography August Bournonville Music Herman Løvenskiold Production Johan Kobborg

Ondine

Ondine

Music: Hans Werner Henze Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Ondine

Ondine

Music: Hans Werner Henze Choreography: Frederick Ashton

Les Patineurs-Giacomo Meyerbeer

Les Patineurs-Giacomo Meyerbeer

Les Patineurs Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer

Don Quixote ARABESQUE

Don Quixote ARABESQUE

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

Don Quixote DRYAD COLOR

Don Quixote DRYAD COLOR

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

Don Quixote FRIENDS

Don Quixote FRIENDS

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

The Sleeping Beauty nymphs

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Garland

The Sleeping Beauty Garland

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

Sleeping Beauty Garland

Sleeping Beauty Garland

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

The Sleeping Beauty fairy

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

The Sleeping Beauty FAIRY

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Friends

The Sleeping Beauty Friends

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

The Sleeping Beauty Friend

The Sleeping Beauty Friend

Choreography Marius Petipa Additional choreography Anthony Dowell Additional choreography Frederick Ashton Additional choreography Christopher Wheeldon Production Monica Mason Production Christopher Newton Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Original designs Oliver Messel Additional designs Peter Farmer Lighting design Mark Jonathan Staging Christopher Carr

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

The white cat

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Natalia Makarova's Sleeping Beauty

Scènes de ballet- Igor Stravinsky

Scènes de ballet- Igor Stravinsky

Scènes de ballet Music: Igor Stravinsky

Concerto

Concerto

Youthful energy and technical precision are combined in Kenneth MacMillan's virtuoso ballet, set to a piano concerto by Shostakovich.

La Valse

La Valse

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Maurice Ravel Designs André Levasseur Lighting design John B Read Staging Christopher Carr

La Valse

La Valse

Choreography Frederick Ashton Music Maurice Ravel Designs André Levasseur Lighting design John B Read Staging Christopher Carr

Don Quixote DRYAD COLOR

Don Quixote DRYAD COLOR

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

Don Quixote ARABESQUE

Don Quixote ARABESQUE

Original Choreography Marius Petipa Choreography Carlos Acosta Production Carlos Acosta Original Music Ludwig Minkus Arrangement and Orchestration Martin Yates Designs Tim Hatley Lighting design Hugh Vanstone

"I am honoured to have worked for so long at the Royal Opera House surrounded by the most talented people with the highest of professional standards across the board from the stage door staff, coffee shop staff, security staff, stage crew, set, costumes, wigs and make up staff, choreographers, ballet staff, healthcare staff, physiotherapists,  and of course the incredible dancers. I have such wonderful memories!"

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