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Overview


Calvin Royal III

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Overview


Calvin Royal III

•HIS STORY•

 
  Calvin Royal III     Photo: Kathryn Wirsing

Calvin Royal III

Photo: Kathryn Wirsing

 
 
 

Calvin began his early dance training at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was at age 14, with two hands on the ballet bare, that he took his first ballet class.  As many in the ballet  world would consider a “late start”, Calvin went on to becoming a finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix Scholarship Competition in New York City which landed him a spot at the highly selective and prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre.

Moving to New York City his senior year of high school wasn’t easy, but with the support and encouragement of his family and friends back home, Calvin trained as hard as he could for the year and a half he was at the JKO School. In the meantime, he completed his academic studies and graduated with honors from the Professional Performing Arts High School.

Royal showing great promise was promoted into ABT’s junior company, ABT II (now the ABT Studio Company) in December 2007. While in ABT II, Calvin danced leading roles including Prince Siegfried in the White Swan and Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Jerome Robbins’ Interplay, Antony Tudor’s Continuo, and new creations by choreographers Edward Liaang, Aszure Barton, Jodie Gates, and Brian Reeder.

After his time in the second company, Calvin came to a crossroads not knowing what the future held for him at the American Ballet Theatre.  Any notice of promotion would’ve come at the end of his season with the junior company, but that promotion never came. Calvin decided to refocus his plans for the future and took a chance by enrolling in the summer ballet program at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket Massachusetts. After hearing great things about the summers there, and the many dance companies that would performing, Calvin was really eager to go. He would maybe even try convincing a director from one of the visiting companies to give him a shot.

While at Jacob’s Pillow that summer, he worked with former prima ballerina Nina Ananiashvili, Anna Marie Holmes, and Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Virgina Johnson. Nearing the end of his trip, Calvin got the call from ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

It wasnt long after that summer away that Calvin joined the main Company at ABT as an apprentice, and was promoted a few months later into the corps de ballet. Since joining the company, Calvin has danced a wide range of cutting edge contemporary works as well as full-length classical ballets. Calvin has appeared in many publications including Dance Magazine, Dance Europe Magazine, Pointe Magazine, FLATT Magazine, New York Magazine's REASONS TO LOVE NY Edition, DETAILS Magazine, TIME Style and Design, and The Art of Movement a book by NYC Dance Project.  He has been reviewed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets for his performances with American Ballet Theatre.

In 2013 Calvin was a finalist at the Clive Barnes Awards, and in 2014 he was the winner of a grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund. Calvin was recently seen in GAP stores worldwide for their new dance inspired fitness line GAP Fit.

Mr. Royal’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Harlan Blake and Sharon Patrick.

Since the beginning of his journey, the blessings have continued to overflow. Calvin looks with open eyes, an open mind and heart to the future and beyond……

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Calendar


Calendar


 
 

•CALENDAR• 

 

2018

 

 

For more Info & Tickets, click link below:

 

May 14th-July7th

ABT Spring Season, Metropolitan Opera House, NYC

WEek 2: Gala & AfterîTE

 

Mon MAy 21 6:30p 

NEw Michelle Dorrance

AfterîTE (World Premiere)

 

Tue May 22 7:30p

AfterîTe

 

WEd May 23 7:30p

AfterîTe

 

Fri May 25 7:30

AfterîTE

 

Sat MAy 26 2p

AfterîTE

 

 

WEEK 4: HARLEQUINADE

 

Mon Jun4 7:30p

Harlequin's Friend (World Premiere)

 

WEd Jun 6 2p

Harlequin's Friend

 

Thur jun 7 7:30p

Harlequin's Friend

 

Sat Jun 9 8p

Harlequin's Friend

 

 

WEEK 5: ROMEO & JULIET

 

WEd Jun 13 7:30p

BEnvolio

 

Fri Jun 15 7:30p

Benvolio

 

sat jun 16 8p

BEnvolio

 

 

WEEK 6: SWAN LAKE

 

Mon jun 18 7:30p

VOn Rothbart

 

wed jun 20 7:30p

von rothbart

 

sat jun 23 2p

von rothbart

 

 

WEEK 7: DON QUIXOTE

 

WEd Jun 27 2p

Espada

 

Sat Jun 30 8p

Espada

 

 

WEEK 8: WHIPPED CREAM

 

Thur jul 5 7:30p

Prince Coffee

 

Sat Jul 7 8p

Prince Coffee

 

 

July 17-18, 2018

Sun Valley Ballet Festival, Sun Valley Pavilion, ID

Casting tbd

July 28-Aug 7, 2018

Vail Dance Festival, Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, CO

Jul 28 7:30p

Opening Night

 

Jul 29 7:30p

Serenade After Plato's Symposium

 

Aug 1 6:30p

Up close: Vail Premiers  

 

Aug 3 7:30p

International Evenings of Dance I

 

Aug 4 7:30p

International evenings of dance II

 

Aug 5 7:30p

Now: premieres

 

Aug 7 7:30p

dance for $20.18

 

 

July 21-22, 2018

Fire Island Dance Festival, Fire Island Pines, NY

Jul 21 5p & 7p

Christopher Wheeldon's "Us" pas de deux  w/ Robbie Fairchild

Jul 22 5p

Christopher Wheeldon's "Us" pas de deux  w/ Robbie Fairchild

 

2019

COMING SOON...