Hannah Grennell

Soloist of The Royal Ballet


English dancer Hannah Grennell is a Soloist of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and in 2011 graduated into Dutch National Ballet. She joined the Company at the start of the 2014/15 Season and was promoted to First Artist in 2017 and Soloist in 2023. 

Grennell was born in Essex and trained at the Adagio School of Dance before joining The Royal Ballet School as a Junior Associate and going on to train throughout the School. While a student she performed with The Royal Ballet in London and on tour and danced in MacMillan’s Four Seasons at the School’s annual matinee. Grennell’s repertory at Het Nationale Ballet included Wayne Eagling’s The Nutcracker and Mouse King, Rudi van Dantzig’s Swan Lake, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Ton Simons’ Romance pas de deux and Shen Wei’s Sacre Du Printemps.

Grennell’s roles with the Company include The Fairy Winter (Cinderella), Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty), Gertrudis (Like Water for Chocolate), Hungarian Princess and Big Swan (Swan Lake), Multiverse, Lady Montague and Harlot (Romeo and Juliet), Arabian and Spanish (The Nutcracker) and roles in Corybantic GamesLight of PassageDGV: Danse à grande vitesseSolo Echo and Scènes de ballet. She has created roles in Secret ThingsEveryone Keeps MeUntouchableWoolf Works and The Dante Project.

In 2022, Hannah Grennell and photographer Merrick d'Arcy-Irvine co-founded Flux Projects, an interdisciplinary artist collective supporting emerging artists from a range of creative disciplines, notably dance, music, visual art and photography.

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