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Bridgett Zehr

Former Principal Dancer –
National Ballet of Canada
Former Principal Dancer –
English National Ballet

Born in Sarasota, Florida, Zehr trained from the age of seven with the Sarasota Ballet School and later with the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton. When she was 17, she joined the Houston Ballet as an apprentice, working with Maina Gielgud there and becoming a soloist in 2006. The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto took her on as a soloist in 2007, promoting her to principal dancer in 2009.

In both Houston and Toronto, she established a close personal and professional relationship with Zdenek Konvalina.  Following Konvalina, in 2011, she joined the English National Ballet as a principal dancer.

She has danced principal roles in several classical ballets including The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Giselle and in works by George Balanchine such as Apollo and Jewels. She received the Rolex Dancers First Award in 2009 for dancing the title role in Davide Bombana’s Carmen.

Nehemiah Kish
Nehemiah Kish

Principal Dancer –
The Royal Ballet
Principal Dancer –
National Ballet of Canada

Nehemiah Kish was born in Michigan. He joined the National Ballet of Canada School aged 13 and graduated into the company in 2001, promoted to principal in 2005. His roles with the company included Apollo, Romeo and in ‘Diamonds’ (Jewels). In 2008 Kish joined Royal Danish Ballet as a principal, where his repertory included Onegin, Basilio (Don Quixote), Albrecht (Giselle) and James (Bournonville’s La Sylphide).

Kish is currently a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He joined the Company as a Principal in 2010. His many roles with The Royal Ballet include Prince (Cinderella, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Prince of the Pagodas), Solor (La Bayadère), ), Des Grieux (Manon), Onegin, Jack/Knave (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Espada (Don Quixote) and roles inTheme and Variations, Song of the Earth,Requiem and Gloria.  Kish’s role creations with The Royal Ballet include in Alastair Marriott and Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘Trespass’ (Metamorphosis: Titian 2012) and in Wheeldon’s Aeternum.