BalletBoyz performers

BALLET BOYZ

BalletBoyz is a cutting edge and critically acclaimed contemporary dance company based in London, renowned for its exciting and innovative blend of original film work and live performance.

The performers

Harry Price

Born in London, Harry began training at Italia Conti Theatre Arts. He then joined Elmhurst Ballet School and finally joined the English National Ballet School, graduating in 2013. In his final year, Harry was involved in several national tours with English National Ballet and ENBII. 

Upon graduating he joined Baltic Dance Theatre. Whilst with the company he performed in works by Jiri Kylian, Patrick Delcroix and Izadora Weiss. Harry performed in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, touring in Asia, Australia and Europe.

He joined BalletBoyz in February 2015, making this his fifth season with the company. Since being with the company, he has toured extensively both nationally and internationally and been involved in a variety of film and TV projects.

Bradley Waller

Originally from Rotherham, where he started dancing at the age of 16, Bradley trained at the NECB School in Nottingham, then Rambert School for Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

In his third year he was invited to become an apprentice with BalletBoyz and quickly became a full-time member of the company three months later.

Bradley is also one of the directors of the BalletBoyz Dancer’s Course. This is Bradley’s fifth season with the company.

Matthew Sandiford

Born in Luton, Matthew discovered dance and his passion for the arts at age 18 whilst studying performing arts at Luton Sixth Form College. He then trained for three years at Trinity Laban, gaining a First Class Honours degree.

In August 2012 he was a featured dancer in the London Olympics Closing Ceremony.

As well as performing, Matthew enjoys teaching and is a director for the BalletBoyz Dancer’s Course. Matthew joined BalletBoyz in September 2012.

Benjamin Knapper

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Born in St Helens, Merseyside, Ben started dancing at the age of fourteen at Elizabeth Hill School of Dance. He recently completed his final year at Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, achieving a First Class Honours degree.

During his time at Rambert, Ben has worked with choreographers including Richard Alston, Mark Baldwin and Ashley Page.

Ben joined Rambert Dance Company for their Spring and Autumn tours, performing A Linha Curva by Itzik Galilli.

Liam Riddick

Photo credit: George Piper

Originally from South Wales, Liam was a Royal Ballet Junior associate before studying at Coleg Gwent in Newport. This led Liam to London to complete his degree at London Contemporary Dance School.

Upon graduating, Liam joined Richard Alston Dance Company, touring for 8 years. During this time, Liam was nominated 7 times in 6 consecutive years at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards, winning Best Male Dancer 2017.

He has danced for James Cousins Dance, was featured in photographer Rick Guest’s exhibition and book What Lies Beneath.

Liam joined Balletboyz in October 2018.

Sean Flanagan

Born in the Wirral, Sean started dancing at the age of six at the Hoylake School of Dance.

In 2009 Sean joined The Royal Ballet School in London and performed works by esteemed choreographers such as Kenneth MacMillan, Frederick Ashton, Ohad Naharin and Liam Scarlett.

Sean joined BalletBoyz in 2017 and has toured the UK, Italy, Florida and China with the company.

Dominic Rocca

Born in Reading, Dominic began dancing as a member of the National Youth Ballet Company. He continued his training at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2017.

After graduating, Dominic joined Mark Bruce Company for the 2018 production of Macbeth. Alongside this, he has worked with choreographers including James Cousins for Sisters Grimm, Jack Philp, and Thomas Small (Shaper/Caper) as part of the opening celebration of the Dundee V&A Museum.

Most recently, Dominic has performed in the Royal Opera House production of La Traviata.

Joey Barton

Apprentice

Born in London, Joey started dancing at 13 when he was lucky enough to join a CAT scheme. Now 21, Joey has just returned from New York after touring with choreographer Noa Genazzano and has won multiple awards in Hannover, Germany with Connor Scott.

Joey has collaborated with a wide range of styles, including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and performing at the reopening of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on South Bank, London.

Joey is in his final year at Rambert, studying towards a BA (Hons) in dance. He joined the company as an apprentice in 2018.