Kyle Murray, Jamie Emma McDonald & More to Star in Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE at King's Theatre
Kyle is from Blairdardie, Glasgow, and attended Knightswood Secondary School. He first attended Dancepoint Theatre School before moving to The Dance School of Scotland for four years. He then graduated from Central School of Ballet, after three years training in 2012 with a BA (Hons) Degree. During his third year, Kyle danced in pieces that include: Matthew Hart's Whodunnit?; Christopher Gable's Celebration; Sharon Watson's Code and Sara Matthew's And Then Their Hopes Soared. He took part in the London 2012 Olympics, dancing pieces by Sara Matthews and Andrew McNicol at both the gymnastics and fencing events. He then joinEd Scottish Ballet for their Christmas season performing Ashley Page's The Nutcracker. After this, Kyle joinEd English National Ballet in their production of Swan Lake in-the-round performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In March 2013, Kyle was nominated for a Young Scot Award and later received the award in the Arts category.
Jamie Emma McDonald: http://swanlaketour.com/cast-creative-team/jamie-emma?iframe=true
Jamie is from Newton Mearns and is a former pupil of Hutchison's Grammar School. She began her training at the Legat School of Dance and the Creative Dance Company before graduating from Millennium Performing Arts in 2010. She most recently performed in 'British Style' a new piece created by Drew McOnie and Matthew Bourne for The Queens Coronation Festival Gala (New Adventures, Buckingham Palace). Other Theatre credits include: Corps de Ballet in The Phantom of the Opera (UK tour); Silver Jubilee Gala (Drew McOnie, National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Sadler's Wells); Marshmallow Girl in Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! (UK and European tour); Monaco Princess and Romanian Princess in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (UK, New York and European tour). Television and Film credits include: 'British Style' at The Queens Coronation Festival Gala (BBC); Matthew Bourne's Christmas Special (More4) and Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in 3D (Leopard Film Productions). Jamie is absolutely thrilled to be joining the New Adventures family again!
Andrew, from Dundee, trained at the London Contemporary Dance School graduating with a first class BA (Hons) Degree, after which he toured nationally and internationally with the Richard Alston Dance Company as an apprentice, gaining a Postgraduate Distinction through the London Contemporary Dance School. His performance experience includes soloist work in both Norrkoping and Linkoping, a soloist for Rei:Pete Dance Company's work I, Only Me; original cast for the acclaimed MADCAP by Martin Lawrence; Richard Alston's newest work Buzzing Around The Hunnisuccle and a role as one of 5 featured male dancers for Dane Hurst's (Rambert Dance Company) large scale site specific work Common Sounds at the previously derelict Commonwealth institute. Recently, Andrew worked with Richard Alston Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company and Mark Morris as a dancer for Rambert's choreographic research lab, working with Ben Duke, Alexander Whitley, Dane Hurst, Martin Lawrance and Particia Okenwa. To date, Andrew has choreographed for student platforms during his training, for Resolution! 2013, and for Bob Lockyer's 70th Birthday Performance at The Place, presenting his duet work "Drone" alongside commissions by Richard Alston, Wayne McGregor, Siobhan Davies, Wendy Houston and Rambert.