Natasha Oughtred

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Natasha Oughtred is an English ballerina and ex principal dancer with the Birmingham Royal Ballet.


Natasha Oughtred was born in North Cave, a village near Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire.[1] She began to study dance at the age of 3[2] with the Skelton Hooper School of Dance[3] in Hull, under the guidance of the Principal Vanessa Hooper, a former soloist of The Royal Ballet. She has achieved examination passes with the Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Teachers' Association. She later received additional coaching in ballet from Niall McMahon, a former dancer with the Scottish Ballet and Artistic Director of New English Contemporary Ballet. She received her professional ballet training, aged 16, at the upper school of the Royal Ballet School[4] and joined The Royal Ballet company in 2000, eventually being promoted to the rank of Soloist. Oughtred joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet as a Soloist in 2007. She was promoted to First Soloist rank in 2008 and was promoted to the most senior rank of Principal in 2009.[5][6]

Created roles[edit]

  • Being and Having Been - Choreographer: Alastair Marriott
  • Castle Nowhere - Choreographer: Matjash Mrozewski
  • Children of Adam - Choreographer: Alastair Marriott
  • Continued - Choreographer: Alastair Marriott
  • Frozen - Choreographer: Vanessa Fenton
  • Homage to the Queen - Fire - Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
  • Knots - Choreographer: Vanessa Fenton
  • Le Baiser de la Fée - The Fairy's Kiss - Choreographer: Michael Corder
  • On Public Display - Choreographer: Vanessa Fenton
  • Siren Song - Choreographer: Poppy Ben-David[7]


Royal Ballet[edit]

Birmingham Royal Ballet[edit]