In conversation with Steven McRae at Danceworks studios in London
In conversation with Steven McRae at Danceworks studios in London

About the event

Where: Danceworks, Mayfair, London

When: Friday, 22nd May 2020

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Price: £20 + £1 booking fee.

Please note that all proceeds will go to our Ballet Academy Scholarship Programme.

“In conversation” and Q&A with Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven Mcrae

We are delighted to welcome renowned Australian dance star and Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Steven Mcrae for an “In Conversation and Q&A”. An intimate ticketed event chaired by fellow Royal Ballet First Artist Erico Montes, Steven will discuss his career and life as a dancer.

Early booking is recommended. Very limited availability.

About Steven Mcrae

Australian dancer Steven McRae is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He joined The Royal Ballet School on a Prix de Lausanne scholarship in 2003. He graduated into The Royal Ballet in 2004 and was promoted to First Artist in 2005, Soloist in 2006, First Soloist in 2008 and Principal in 2009.

McRae was born in Sydney and trained with Hilary Kaplan and at The Royal Ballet School. He won the 2002 Adeline Genée Gold Medal and the 2003 Prix de Lausanne. His roles with The Royal Ballet include all the classical repertory and leading roles in works by choreographers including Frederick Ashton, David Bintley, William Forsythe, Kenneth MacMillan, Alastair Marriott, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon. His role creations include Magician/Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Jack (Sweet Violets), Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), Florizel (The Winter’s Tale), Emble (The Age of Anxiety), Creature (Frankenstein) and roles in Three Songs – Two VoicesChildren of AdamChromaAcis and Galatea (Royal Opera), 24 PreludesThe Human SeasonsTetractysConnectomeWoolf WorksMultiverseIllustrated ‘Farewell’ and Yugen.

McRae has performed as a guest artist with companies including American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, Australian Ballet, Tokyo Ballet and at numerous international galas. His awards include the 2006 Emerging Male Artist (Classical) and the 2011 Best Male Dancer awards at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. In 2014 he was named Young Australian Achiever in the UK by the Australia Day Foundation.

With ballet I’m like a superhero and each jump is a power move.
Steven McRae