as the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (Royal Opera House, 2017)
Claire Louise Calvert (born 1988) is an English ballet dancer and is a first soloist at the Royal Ballet. She is known for the roles such as the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Lescaut's Mistress in Manon, and more recently Hermione in The Winter's Tale and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.
Life and Career
Calvert was born and grew up in Bath. She joined the Junior Associates of the Royal Ballet in Bristol at the age of 8, and in 1999 (at the age of 11) moved on to the Royal Ballet Lower School at White Lodge, where she was coached by Darcey Bussell. Calvert graduated the Royal Ballet School in 2007 and simultaneously joined the Royal Ballet company. She was promoted to First Soloist at the end of the 2015–2016 season.
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