Australian dancer and creative, Calvin Richardson, is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and joined as an artist of the Company in 2014, was promoted to First Artist in 2017 and Soloist in 2018. Richardson began his dance studies with an initial base in various styles before specializing in ballet. These include commercial, contemporary, acrobatics, tap and character. Since joining the company, he has worked and collaborated on new creations with a range of renown choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Schecter, Twyla Tharp, David Dawson, Arthur Pita.
His commercial work includes the Jaguar XE launch 2014, What Lies Beneath | Denudare for M2M and At the Gate by Indigo Face. In his graduate year at the Royal Ballet School, he was asked to create his own rendition of the famous solo piece, The Dying Swan. The piece went on to be performed across the globe as well as being passed on to younger generations, including The Central School of Ballet. Other works include ‘Good People’ in the Erik Bruhn Prize in 2016, Intractable in the International Ballet Gala, Melbourne, various works in the Royal Ballet’s creative season, Draftworks, and Something Borrowed in New Work New Music, in which he collaborated on the costume design by Isabelle Parzygnat.
His creation for À Jour - Contemporary Choreographies 2020 will be his first work for the Bayerisches Staatsballett.