Anna Yliaho Principal Dancer Ballet Theatre UK
  Anna  Yliaho   

Helsinki, Finland 

Featured Dancer

Anna was born in Helsinki, Finland, where she started her vocational ballet training with the Finnish National Opera Ballet School. In search of higher education, Anna successful auditioned to join the Hungarian Dance Academy; a university for dance and the affiliated ballet academy of the Hungarian State Opera. This new training programme provided Anna with a full range of dance training, across many genres, helping her to be a fully versatile dancer.

 

Soon after Anna joined the HDA’s Youth Company and performed internationally which provided crucial stage experience, providing a strong foundation for her career ahead. Anna graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy with a BA-degree in Arts majoring in Classical Ballet.

 

In September 2017, Anna joined Ballet Theatre UK as an apprentice dancer participating in their new production of The Nutcracker, where she danced in the corps de ballet. Anna was featured in the roles of House Maid, Snowflake, Candy Cane and Flower.

 

In January 2018 Anna was promoted to become a full time Company Dancer and was given the opportunity to dance the soloist role of Gerda in the production of Snow Queen. Following her success Anna was cast in the title role of The Little Mermaid to critically acclaim. Anna went on to performed at the company’s 10th Year Celebration Gala, where she restaged the Pas de Deux from Alice in Wonderland.

 

Anna was promoted to Principal Dancer for the 2018/19 season and worked with the Artistic Director in creating the new role of Beauty in Beauty and the Beast. Anna went on to perform the iconic roles of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and Odette in Swan Lake.

 

Anna is delighted to be continuing with Ballet Theatre UK and looks forward to the exciting new productions ahead.

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Principal Dancers 

Anna Yliaho Principal Dancer Ballet Theatre UK playing the role of Glinda in the Wizard of Oz
 Anna 
 Yliaho  

Born
Helsinki, Finland 
Trained

Finnish National Opera Ballet School Hungarian Dance Academy

Previous Roles Include:

Swan Lake:
Odette
The Sleeping Beauty:

Aurora 
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty 
The Little Mermaid:
The Mermaid
A Midsummers Nights Dream: Hermea
The Snow Queen:
Gerda
Alice In Wonderland:
Alice

 

Oliver Cooper Principal Dancer Ballet Theatre UK plsying the role of Th Wizard in the Wizad of Oz
 Oliver 
 Cooper 

Born
Heathfield, England 
Trained

Ballettschule des Hamburg Ballett-John Neumeier

Previous Roles Include:

Swan Lake:
Prince Siegfried
The Sleeping Beauty
Prince Florimund
Beauty and the Beast:
Beast
The Little Mermaid:
The Prince
A Midsummers Nights Dream: Oberon & Bottom 
Nutcracker:
Cavalier & Arabian
Romeo and Juliet:
Romeo & Benvolio

Jake Davies Principal Dancer  Ballet TheatBallet Theatre UK playing the role of the lion in the Wizad of Oz
 Jake 
 Davies 

Born
Leeds, England
Trained

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Previous Roles Include:

Wizard of Oz:

The Wizard & The Lion

Swan Lake:
Prince Siegfried & Rothbart
Beauty and the Beast:
Father 
Margot Fonteyn Centenary Celebration:
Principal (Paquita) 
Giselle:
Albrecht 

 

Miriam Konnerth Principal Dancer Ballet Theatre UK playing the role of Glinda in the Wizard of Oz
 Miriam  
 Konnerth  

Born
Stuttgart, Germany 
Trained

John Cranko School

Previous Roles Include:

Wizard of Oz:

Glinda

Giselle:

Giselle

Swan Lake:
Odile
The Sleeping Beauty:

Princess Florine
Beauty and the Beast
The Enchantress
Margot Fonteyn Centenary Celebration:
Medora (Le Corsiare)

Soloist (Paquita) 

 

Company Dancers 

Ester Cameron Ballet Theatre UK dancing the role of the Witch in The Wizard of Oz
 Ester 
 Cameron 

Oxenhope, England

Jacob Hornsey Ballet Theatre UK dancing the role of the Lion in The Wizard of Oz
 Jacob 
 Hornsey 

Northumberland, England

Rose Hardiman Dancer Ballet Theatre UK dancer in The Wizard of Oz
 Rose  
 Hardiman  
Ewan Hambleton Ballet Theatre UK dancing the role of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz
 Ewan   Hambelton 

Galway, Ireland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Stella Duerden Dancer Ballet Theatre UK dancer in The Wizard of Oz
 Stella 
 Duerden 
Wilma Randler Dancer Ballet Theatre UK dancer in The Wizard of Oz
 Wilma   Randler  
Mio Saito Dancer Ballet Theatre UK dancer in The Wizard of Oz
 Mio 
 Saito 
Erna Jonasdottir Dancer Ballet Theatre UK dancer in The Wizard of Oz
 Erna   Jonasdottir  

New York, USA.

Stockholm, Sweden

Iwate, Japan

Reykjavík, Iceland

Rhys Thomas Ballet Theatre UK dancing the role of the Tinman in The Wizard of Oz
 Rhys   Thomas 

Leeds, England

Hrefna Jonasdottir Dancer Ballet Theatre UK dancer in The Wizard of Oz
 Hrefna 
 Jonasdottir 

Reykjavík, Iceland

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 Katie   Norman 
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 Stella Casson 
 Du Mont  

Welwyn, England 

Harrow, England