The Dancers

Calum Gray

JX3106 Artist Calum Gray. Photo by Stephen A'Court.

Calum Gray joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet as an apprentice in 2019 after graduating from the New Zealand School of Dance. He was promoted to Artist at the beginning of 2020 and has performed several solo roles, most recently Prince Dashing in Loughlan Prior’s Cinderella (2022) and Lysander in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2021).

Calum was born in the UK and took up dance at the age of eight. At fourteen, his family emigrated to New Zealand, and he began to pursue ballet as a potential career path. At age seventeen, he entered the New Zealand School of Dance, from which he graduated in 2018. In his graduation performances included the second movement pas de deux from Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto and After the Rain pas de deux by Christopher Wheeldon.

In 2022, he had a featured role in Olivier Wevers’ The Sofa and performed in Shaun James Kelly’s The Ground Beneath Our Feet, Alice Topp’s Aurum, Sarah Foster-Sproull’s The Autumn Ball and Twyla Tharp’s Waterbaby Bagatelles™. In the digital season Ballet Bites Calum performed in Levi Teachout’s I Deeply Know, Shaun James Kelly’s Alba, Penny Saunders’ Berceuse, and Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Artemis Rising.

Dancer Credits

A Midsummer Night's Dream



Part of Tutus on Tour

Romeo and Juliet

‘Balcony’ pas de deux (part of Tutus on Tour)

The Sleeping Beauty

Master of Ceremonies


Prince Dashing