Feature: Francesca Hayward in conversation with Susan Johnson
Francesca Hayward, Principal, Royal Ballet, in conversation with Susan Johnson
Monday 10 April, 7.30 pm
Francesca trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company during the 2010/11 Season, promoted to First Artist in 2013, Soloist in 2014, First Soloist in 2015 and Principal in 2016. She studied at The Royal Ballet School 2003–11 and while a student won the 2009 Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance, the 2010 Young British Dancer of the Year and both silver medal and the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Genée International Ballet Competition.
After joining The Royal Ballet she represented the Company at the 2012 International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize and won Best Emerging Artist at the 2014 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Her repertory with the Company includes Juliet, Alice, Manon, Lise (La Fille mal gardée), the female Principal role in Rhapsody, Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara (The Nutcracker), Princess Stephanie (Mayerling), Perdita (The Winter’s Tale), Vera (A Month in the Country), Girl (The Invitation), Princess Florine (The Sleeping Beauty), Justine (Frankenstein) and roles in Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Infra, Ballo della regina, Symphony in C, Asphodel Meadows, Within the Golden Hour and Carbon Life. She created roles in Untouchable, Woolf Works and Multiverse.
The London Ballet Circle
Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HJ
Payment at the door, members £5, guests £8
Francesca Hayward on dancing the role of Manon for the first time with The Royal Balle)