Laurretta Summerscales


Laurretta Summerscales was born in 1991 in Surrey, Great Britain, and started her dance education at the age of three. After her diploma at the English National Ballet School she got a member of the English National Ballet. In 2013 she was promoted to first soloist and in 2016 to principal dancer. In the season 2017/18 she joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a principal.

(Information as of October 2018)


  • Joyce Percy Memorial Award
  • Stella Mann Award Baines-Hewitt Award
  • Young Dancer of the Year of the English National Ballet (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Molly Lake Award 
  • Gold medalist at the Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition (2013)
  • People’s Choice Award at the Emerging Dancer Competition (2013, 2015)    


Giselle and Myrtha in Giselle
Odette/Odile in Swan Lake
Medora and Gulnara in Le Corsaire
Clara and Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker
Swanilda in Coppelia
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet
The Firebird Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty
Pas de Trois in Suite en Blanc
In the Middle Somewhat Elevated (W. Forsythe)
Petit Mort (J. Kilián)

Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett

Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright/M. Petipa)
Nikija in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Title role in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (C. Wheeldon)
Kitty in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
Phrygia in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Kitri in Don Quijote (R. Barra/L. Minkus)
Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (J. Neumeier)
Olga in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Lise in La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton)
Dancer in Kairos and Sunyata - Portrait Wayne McGregor (W. McGregor)
Title role in Raymonda (R. Barra, M. Petipa)
Title role in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)
1st solo couple in Jewels (Rubies) (G. Balanchine)
Louise in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Tatjana in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Aegina in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
Swanilda in Coppélia (R. Petit)
Charlotte in Swan Lake (Ray Barra)
​​​​​​​Dancer in With a Chance of Rain (L. Scarlett)