Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Edward Watson will have his final performance, with a career spanning over 27 years

Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Edward Watson will make his final performance with the company on Saturday 30 October in Wayne McGregor’s new work, The Dante Project.

by Ballet Magazine
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With a career spanning over 27 years, Watson is regarded as one of the world’s leading male dancers of his generation, winning multiple awards and bringing unique artistry to The Royal Ballet’s repertory.

Watson joined The Royal Ballet in 1994 and is regarded as one of the world’s leading male dancers of his generation, winning multiple awards and bringing a unique artistry to the Company’s repertory.

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Edward Watson created numerous new ballets and forged creative partnerships with acclaimed international choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon and Arthur Pita

At the start of the 2020-2021 Season, Watson joined the roster of Royal Ballet coaches as répétiteur, coaching dancers for various productions. In his new role, Watson brings in-depth knowledge and experience, helping to prepare dancers for the broad range of the company’s repertory.

Edward Watson and Fumi Kaneko in The Dante Project, The Royal Ballet ©2021 ROH. Photo by Andrej Uspenski

“Everything I’ve done, I’ve questioned and felt that it’s all going to be a disaster, but somehow I’m on there doing it,” Watson says. “I found a way of being able to decide ‘I’m deciding to be good tonight. I won’t let that doubt override everything.’ ” said Edward Watson, cited by Dance Magazine.


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