Join Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist and Ballet Master Gary Avis MBE, in conversation with Norfolk Author and Broadcaster, Christine Webber, for an in-depth look at his career and his time as a member of the Company.
Gary was born in Ipswich and began ballet aged 12, having originally trained in musical theatre; Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire remain major inspirations. He trained locally at the Linda Shipton School of Dance and at Bird College, Kent, before joining The Royal Ballet Upper School and graduating into the Company.
His many roles with the Company include almost all the male Principal Characters – including Drosselmeyer (The Nutcracker), Von Rothbart (Swan Lake) and Step-Sister (Cinderella). He has created many roles for The Royal Ballet.
Gary is a proud advocate for the arts scene in Suffolk and is committed to inspiring young artists through the Art and Culture Fund at Suffolk Community Foundation and as DanceEast Board Member.
To find out more about Gary Avis, you can read his Royal Ballet bio here.