Three Royal Ballet School students, currently in the graduate year, have already won contracts to join The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet:
Yasmine Naghdi and Sander Blommaert are to join The Royal Ballet and William Bracewell will join Birmingham Royal Ballet.
William Bracewell and Yasmine Naghdi are both winners of the coveted Young British Dancer of the Year award, which is hosted by The Royal Ballet School in the Spring of each year. William and Yasmine won the top prize in the 2008 and 2009 YBDY competitions respectively. Since the competition’s inception 11 years ago, every YBDY winner has joined either The Royal Ballet or Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Belgian-born Sander Blommaert features in a documentary due to be broadcast by the flagship Belgian TV news channel Koppen this evening. Watch it on line from tomorrow at http://www.een.be/programmas/koppen
Left to right: Sander Blommaert, Yasmine Naghdi and William Bracewell.