Bennet Gartside Verified

First Soloist, The Royal Ballet

Born: Lancaster, United Kingdom

Bennet was bon in Lancaster. He joined the Royal Ballet School in 1988. He performed The Lover in The Two Pigeons at the School’s 1995 performance, joined The Royal Ballet that year and was promoted to First Artist in 2000, Soloist in 2002 and First Soloist in 2007.

His Ashton repertory includes Pigling Bland and Peter Rabbit in Tales of Beatrix Potter, Bottom in The Dream, La Fille mal Gardée, Scènes de ballet, Bryaxis in Daphnis and Chloë, Jaeger and William Meath Baker in Enigma Variations, side Neapolitan couple in Ondine, Orion in Sylvia. His MacMillan Repertory includes the Pas de quatre in Gloria, Friar Laurence, Tybalt, Mercutio, Escalus and Lead Mandalin in Romeo and Juliet, the Foreman in The Judas Tree. He has also danced featured roles in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, The Prodigal Son, Ballet Imperial and Theme and Variations, Gremin in John Cranko’s Onegin, Stephen Baynes’ Beyond Bach, Nacho Duato’s Por Vos Muero, Hilarion, side pas de six and Wilfred in Peter Wright’s production of Giselle, Escamillo in Mats Ek’s Carmen, the Bridegroom’s Friend in Bronislava Nijinksa’s Les Noces, Rag Mazurka Boy in Les Biches, the Act I Pas de trois and Benno in Anthony Dowell’s Swan Lake, Bintley’s Tombeaux, the Red Knight in Ninette De Valois’s Checkmate, Mark Morris’s Gong, the French Suitor in Natalia Makarova’s The Sleeping Beauty, Matjash Mrozewski’s Castle Nowhere, the French Prince, Cavalier, Wolf and Florestan in the Monica Mason and Christopher Newton production of The Sleeping Beauty, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, on the Dance Bites tour in Ashley Page’s When We Stop Talking,

His created roles include Twyla Tharp’s first work for the company, Mr Worldly Wise (1996) Cheever in William Tuckett’s The Crucible (99/2000), Vanessa Fenton’s Ad infinitum (99/2000) Cathy Marston’s Traces (2000/01) and On Public Display (Linbury 2004), Alastair Marriott’s Tanglewood (2005) Ernst Meisner’s Continued (First Drafts 2006), Liam Scarlett's Of Mozart (2008), Consolations and Liebestraum (2009) and Asphedel Meadows (2010)

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Bennet was bon in Lancaster. He joined the Royal Ballet School in 1988. He performed The Lover in The Two Pigeons at the School’s 1995 performance, joined The Royal Ballet that year and was promoted to First Artist in 2000, Soloist in 2002 and Firs…

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Bennet Gartside Maria Kochetkova
almost 4 years ago

MK: How is 'Alice in Wonderland' coming along?

BG: Saw the whole thing for the 1st time yesterday. Looks really good. Been a long process so it's nice to see it pieced together. How's you?

Edward King
almost 4 years ago

when is the premiere for this?

Maria Kochetkova
almost 4 years ago

Sounds great! I wish I could see it!

Bennet Gartside
almost 4 years ago

1st night is the 28th of February. Not long now!!

Peter Easson
over 3 years ago

"Alice" is wonderful to see in its entirety. I was lucky to see it on 10th March and really enjoyed it.

Inne Giddi
over 3 years ago

como estas mi hijo, que haces a este momento?

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Companies

The Royal Ballet, United Kingdom

First Soloist

2007 - Current

The Royal Ballet, United Kingdom

Soloist

2002 - 2007

The Royal Ballet, United Kingdom

Coryphée

2000 - 2002

The Royal Ballet, United Kingdom

Corps de Ballet

1995 - 2000