What are you looking forward to most about The Nutcracker?
Dancing the role of the Prince and partnering the beautiful Amber Scott. I’m also looking forward to performing a new role for me, Drosselmeyer, who has some great acting moments and fun onstage magic tricks.
What are some of your favourite roles to date?
Lescaut in Kenneth Macmillan's Manon. It’s a role I felt I understood really well, which made it easier to get the story across to the audience. Espada in Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote is another favourite because it gives you the chance to be flirty and arrogant. Finally, anything choreographed by the brilliant Jiri Kylian – a genius.
Do you have an Idol?
It changes every day. Today: Thomas Burke, former Principal Artist Lindy Wills’ three-year-old son because he’s allowed to be so naughty and so cute at the same time.
Now that the weather is warming up, what are you planning on doing more of?
Pottering around in the garden, getting my hands dirty, and having Sunday barbeques with mates.
Any advice for aspiring young dancers?
If you don't love it, try something else; if you do love it, get ready to work.
Do you remember a single moment when you knew you wanted to pursue a career in dance?
I feel I’ve been dancing my entire life. I don't recall a single moment that made me want to dance for a living. More importantly, I don't recall a single moment when I didn’t want to dance for a living.