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Christopher Rodgers-Wilson

Christopher was born in England but grew up in Melbourne, starting ballet classes at the age of six. He trained at the Camberwell District Ballet School before moving to London to study at The Royal Ballet School, where he won the Charles Wall scholarship and the Kenneth Macmillan Trust Scholarship, and toured to Germany and Dubai.

Christopher joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2007. Career highlights included the pas de quatre in Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty, the pas de six in Swan Lake, Rose Fairy Cavalier in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker, First Seminarian in David Bintley’s Carmina Burana, the Mandolin Dance in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Grosse Fugue by Hans van Manen and In the Upper Room by Twyla Tharp. He toured with the BRB to Japan, China and the USA. He joined The Australian Ballet in 2011.

Repertoire highlights

  • Protector in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, 2014
  • Wayne McGregor's Chroma 2014
  • Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort 2014
  • Pas de trois in George Balanchine's Ballet Imperial 2014
  • George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments 2013
  • Wayne McGregor's Dyad 1929 2013
  • The Adolescent in Graeme Murphy's Beyond Twelve 2012
  • Officer pas de trois in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake 2012
  • Robert Helpmann's The Display 2012
  • Kromow in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow 2011
  • Kenneth Macmillan's Concerto 2011

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Chris likes vintage markets, music festivals and a good Sunday roast.



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