Born in Perth, Scotland, Shaun James Kelly trained at the Dance School of Scotland before undertaking training at the English National Ballet School. While at the School he toured and performed with English National Ballet in a number of productions, including Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet and Derek Deane’s Swan Lake at the London Coliseum. He also worked with Scottish Ballet on Ashley Page’s production of The Nutcracker.
On graduating in 2011, Shaun took up a contract with the Tivoli Ballet Theatre in Copenhagen, where he danced solo roles in the classic Danish Bournonville repertoire including Napoli, La Ventana, Flower Festival at Genzano and Le Conservatoire. He also took the title roles in Dinna Bjorn’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier and danced the Nutcracker Prince in Peter Bo Bendixen’s The Nutcracker.
Shaun enjoys choreography with a recent work performed in Parma, Italy. He joined the RNZB in 2014 for Coppélia, and his roles to date have included the Fiddler in A Christmas Carol, one of the two male soloists in Les Lutins and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.