Calling all aspiring male/male-identifying dancers! London Vocational Ballet School is thrilled to announce an extraordinary one-off special ballet Masterclass featuring none other than Royal Ballet Principal Dancer and Internationally renowned artist, Steven McRae with live accompaniment, sponsored by Imperfect Pointes. Read more below or book now.
🎉 Unleash Your Passion for Ballet with a Masterclass by Royal Ballet Principal Dancer, Steven McRae, sponsored by Imperfect Pointes 🎉
📅 Date: April 12, 2024
📍 Location: London Vocational Ballet School, 58 Bulwer Street, London
✨ Why Attend? ✨
🌈 Master Your Craft: Receive invaluable insights and techniques from one of the world's leading ballet dancers.
💪 Tailored for All Levels: Two distinct groups - Junior (10-13) and Senior (14-16) - ensuring personalised guidance for every participant*. *NB: Classical ballet experience is necessary.
🤩 Inspiration Overload: Immerse yourself in the artistry and brilliance of Steven McRae, gaining inspiration that will fuel your dance journey.
👯♂️ Connect with Peers: Join a community of passionate male dancers, sharing a common goal of elevating their ballet skills.
🛍️ Pop-up shop with Imperfect Pointes: Try and buy your sustainable dancewear on the day
🎟️ How to Book:
Secure your spot now by visiting London Vocational Ballet School's website. Spaces are limited, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity to dance alongside a ballet legend.
Exclusive Bonus: Participants will participate in an “In Conversation With…Steven McRae” session after their workshop, where they can ask Steven questions about his journey to becoming a leading dancer with The Royal Ballet.
Learn More About Masterclass Leader, Steven McRae
Steven McRae is a Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet London. Born into a motorsport family in Sydney Australia, Steven pursued his passion for dance and after winning a Prix de Lausanne Scholarship to train at the Royal Ballet School in London he joined The Royal Ballet Company aged 18.
Promoted through the ranks to Principal in 2009, he has performed all the leading roles of the company’s heritage repertoire as well as created roles in new works by McGregor, Wheeldon, Scarlett, Tharp, Ratmansky, Marriot, Tuckett, Brandstrup, Swan-Pouffer.
McRae’s diversity has seen him dance on stages across the world with other companies including the Australian Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and Tokyo Ballet.
Awards include Best Male Dancer 2011 Critics Circle Awards, Young Australian Achiever in the UK 2014, Dancer of the Year 2014 & 2023 Positano Premia La Danza.
Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Western Sydney University 2017. Steven is married and a father of 3 children and has completed a Masters Degree in Marketing and an Undergraduate Degree in Business Management and Leadership. He is the Artistic Director of Verdensballetten in Denmark, a Summer series of outdoor concerts.
Steven appeared as Skimbleshanks, The Railway Cat in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers Cats in 2019. At the end of 2019, Steven suffered a potentially career ending injury, snapping his Achilles Tendon LIVE on the Royal Opera House Stage. Defying all odds, Steven returned to the stage in 2021. A feature length Documentary Film, titled The Resilient Man, will be released in the coming year illustrating the journey and the power of determination.