Balletboyz Launch THE TALENT 2013 UK Spring Tour Today
BalletBoyz, co-founded and driven by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt (left) to massive success and acclaim, is coming of age and going global. From its thrilling debut in 2000, the company has broken just about every barrier known to the dance world winning widespread public and critical acclaim, television and film commissions at home and abroad, prestigious national and international awards and the hearts and minds of thousands of dance fans, performers and audiences alike.
Via their most recent venture, the TALENT, Nunn and Trevitt have shrewdly captured the zeitgeist; giving audiences something new and exciting; giving their company a brand new division with a strong new impetus and giving young male dancers all over the country an unprecedented chance to be part of a remarkable dance company and an ever developing entity.
TAYLOR BENJAMIN trained at Bird College in Kent and Laban as a member of Transitions. He has worked with 2Faced Dance Company, Kompany Malakhi and is also an experienced teacher. This is his third season with BalletBoyz
ANDREA CARRUCCIU trained in his native Italy and at Codarts in Rotterdam. He has danced for Ballet Jeune de Geneve (Switzerland), and for acclaimed artist Penny Arcade at the Arcola Tent in London. This is his first season with BalletBoyz.
FLAVIEN ESMIEU trained at the National Conservatoire in Lyon before joining the Jeune Ballet de Lyon where he worked with the choreographers Francesco Nappa & Jean Grand-Maître. This is his first season with BalletBoyz.
ADAM KIRKHAM trained at Arts Ed, later graduating from the ENB School. Before joining BalletBoyz, Adam performed as a soloist for the Peter Schaufuss Ballet in Denmark for 3 years. This is his third season with BalletBoyz.
JORDAN OLPHERTS completed a foundation course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds and graduated from Rambert School this year. He has performed in Resolution! at The Place and has worked with Liam Steel at Opera Holland Park. This is his first season with BalletBoyz
EDWARD PEARCE trained at Elmhurst and then at Rambert School where he graduated in 2010, and also performed alongside Rambert in A Linha Curva by Itzik Galili. This is his third season with BalletBoyz.
LEON POULTON performed for Will Tuckett as part of the summer programme at ROH2 after graduating from Laban. He has also worked with Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu. This is his fourth season with BalletBoyz.
MATTHEW REES has no formal training; he was introduced to dance at Brockhill Park School and prior to being accepted into BalletBoyz worked with numerous youth dance groups in Kent. Had he not been selected to join the company, Matt had completed his first stage application to join The Royal Marines. This is his fourth season with BalletBoyz.
MATTHEW SANDIFORD graduated from Laban this year. He has performed with Charlie Dixon Dance Company and at The Place as part of Resolution! In August 2012 he was a featured dancer in the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony. This is his first season with BalletBoyz.
Photo Credit: Panayiotis Sinnos