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Dylan Waddell

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Dylan started ballet at 16 with one year at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence. Following which he trained at The New Zealand School of Dance. During his time at the New Zealand School of Dance Dylan danced with The Royal New Zealand Ballet, and performed works by Parish Maynard, Edmund Stripe and Victoria Columbus. Upon graduating he stayed in New Zealand and worked for The Royal New Zealand Ballet, the World of Wearable Arts Show and performed in Phantom of the Opera.

Dylan then moved to London and started working with Murley Dance. During the two UK tours and a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dylan performed works by Richard Chappell, David Murley, Anthony Kurt-Gabel and Anaish Pamar. After which, he started working with Peter Schaufuss Balletten, performing principal roles such as ‘Christopher’ in Noddebo Praestegard, and ‘Elvis’ in The King, both tours of Denmark.

Following his work with Peter Schaufuss, Dylan moved to Wales to work with Ballet Cymru. There he performed as Tybalt in ‘Romeo a Juliet’, and The Mean Wolf in ‘Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs’ on another two tours of the UK and performing at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The company also performed as part of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in a newly created work called Serenestial in collaboration with Royal Harpist Catrin Finch.

Dylan has also performed with The Royal Opera (Turandot), English National Opera (The Mikado), and Grange Park Opera (Eugene Onegin and Fiddler on the Roof), including a performance of Fiddler on the Roof at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.