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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Royal Ballet School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Royal Ballet School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Royal Ballet School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Royal Ballet School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Royal Ballet School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Royal Ballet School.

List below includes Jennifer Ellison, Emma Samms and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Royal Ballet School?” and “Which celebrities are Royal Ballet School alumni?”

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Emma Samms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Actor
Emma Samms is a British actress and TV Host best known for her role as Holly Sutton on the American daytime soap opera General Hospital and for replacing Pamela Sue Martin as Fallon Carrington ...more

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Nancy Kwan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Performer, Actor, Political Activist
Nancy "Ka Shen" Kwan is a Hong Kong-born, biracial American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles. Widely ...more

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Alessandra Ferri is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Actor
Alessandra Ferri is a retired Italian prima ballerina assoluta. She danced with the Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and La Scala Theatre Ballet and as an international guest artist, before ...more

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John Partridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Actor, Singer, Presenter
John Partridge is an English actor, dancer, singer, panelist and television presenter, who is probably best known for the role of Christian Clarke in the long-running BBC television soap opera ...more

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Leanne Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Actor
Leanne Faye Benjamin AM OBE is a retired Australian ballet dancer who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London.

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Alina Cojocaru is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer
Alina Cojocaru is a Romanian ballet dancer. As of November 2013, she is a principal dancer with the English National Ballet.

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Sarah Cawood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Presenter
Sarah Cawood is an English broadcaster. She presented the breakfast show with Dave Taylor on Heart East Anglia and is currently taking a career break to look after her children.

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Debbie McGee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Presenter
Debra "Debbie" Ann McGee is an English television, radio and stage performer who is best known as the wife and assistant of magician Paul Daniels. McGee is a former ballet dancer and, ...more

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Rosalyn Landor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Actor
Rosalyn Landor is an English film, television and stage actress and audio book narrator.

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Jennifer Ellison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Model, Actor, Singer
Jennifer Lesley Ellison is an English actress, glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison is perhaps best known for playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera ...more

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Anthony Dowell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet master
Sir Anthony James Dowell, CBE is a retired British ballet dancer and a former Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet. Dowell was one of the great premiers danseurs nobles of the twentieth century ...more

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Anya Linden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer
Anya Linden, Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover is a retired English ballerina. She was born Anya Eltenton and spent her childhood in California, where she received her early training with ...more

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Deborah Bull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer
Deborah Bull, CBE is an English dancer, writer, and broadcaster and former creative director of the Royal Opera House. Since 2012 she has been Director, Cultural Partnerships at King's College ...more

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Caroline O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Actor, Singer, Dancer
Caroline O'Connor is a film actress.

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Darcey Bussell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer
Darcey Andrea Bussell CBE is a retired English ballerina. Trained at the Arts Educational School and the Royal Ballet School, she started her professional ballet career at Sadlers Wells Royal ...more

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Christopher Gable is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor
Christopher Michael Gable, CBE was an English ballet dancer, choreographer and actor. Born in London, Gable studied at the Royal Ballet School, joining the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in 1957. ...more

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John Neumeier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director
John Neumeier is an American ballet dancer, choreographer, and director. He has been the director and chief choreographer of Hamburg Ballet since 1973. Five years later he founded the Hamburg ...more

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Wayne Sleep is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Choreographer, Actor, Dancer
Wayne Philip Colin Sleep OBE is a British dancer, director, choreographer, actor and panellist. He was a Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet and has appeared as a Guest Artist with several ...more

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Peter Darrell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Peter Darrell
Peter Darrell CBE, was a ballet dancer, choreographer, and founder of the Scottish Ballet. He was born 'Peter Skinner at Richmond, Surrey, on 16 September 1929. For almost four decades he had ...more

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Miyako Yoshida is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Miyako Yoshida
Miyako Yoshida is a Japanese ballet dancer. She was a Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet as well as a principal dancer with K-ballet, Japan.

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Christopher Wheeldon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Ballet Dancer, Choreographer
Christopher Wheeldon is an English international choreographer of contemporary ballet.

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Tim Rushton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Tim Rushton
Timothy John Rushton MBE is a British choreographer and artistic leader of the Copenhagen-based Danish Dance Theatre, Denmark's largest modern dance company. Rushton was born on 18 March 1963 in ...more

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Adam Cooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Theatre Director, Choreographer, Actor
Adam Cooper is an English actor, choreographer, dancer and theatre director. He currently works as both a performer and choreographer in musical theatre, and has choreographed and/or starred in ...more

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Russell Maliphant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Russell Maliphant Performer, Choreographer
Russell Maliphant is a British choreographer who trained at the Royal Ballet School and graduated into Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet before leaving to pursue a career in independent dance. As a ...more

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Matthew Golding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Royal Ballet School Alumni
Matthew Golding
Matthew Golding is a Canadian dancer and a Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet since February 2014. He was previously a principal with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, The