Leanne Cope Biography

 
Bio:
Currently starring as Lise in An American in Paris. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2003, promoted to First Artist in 2009. She has created several roles for the Company and has built a particularly strong relationship with Royal Ballet Artist in Residence ... (read more)
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Bio:
Currently starring as Lise in An American in Paris. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2003, promoted to First Artist in 2009. She has created several roles for the Company and has built a particularly strong relationship with Royal Ballet Artist in Residence ... (read more)

Currently starring as Lise in An American in Paris. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company in 2003, promoted to First Artist in 2009. She has created several roles for the Company and has built a particularly strong relationship with Royal Ballet Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett, who has described her as having "presence on stage like no other."



Cope's role creations for Scarlett have included Emily Dimmock and Annie E. Crook (Sweet Violets) and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), and she has also created roles in DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, As One, Tuckett's Timecode and works by Scarlett, Jonathan Watkins and Samantha Raine in The Royal Ballet's Draft Works. Cope was born in Bath and began dancing at the age of five. She trained at The Dorothy Colebourne School of Dance before joining The Royal Ballet Lower School at the age of 11, going on to graduate through the School. Her repertory with the Company has included Clara (The Nutcracker), Princess Louise (Mayerling), pas de six (Giselle), White Cat and Red Riding Hood (The Sleeping Beauty), Mustard Seed (The Dream) and roles in Asphodel Meadows, Concerto, Song of the Earth, Sensorium, Four Temperaments and "Still Life" at the Penguin Cafe. Leanne wouldn't be where she is today without the love and support of friends, family and husband.

Leanne Cope Awards and Nominations

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Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
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Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
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Theatre World Awards - 2015 - Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Gold Star
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Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
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