Francesca Hayward

English dancer Francesca Hayward is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and graduated into the Company during the 2010/11 Season. She was promoted Principal in 2016.

While a student, Francesca won the 2009 Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance, the 2010 Young British Dancer of the Year and both silver medal and the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Genée International Ballet Competition. After joining The Royal Ballet she represented the Company at the 2012 International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize and won Best Emerging Artist (2014) and Best Female Dancer (2016, 2019) at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.

“Everyone should be able to experience the freedom and joy that dance brings. Ballet changed my life and I want help bring that gift to every child with The What Dance Can Do Project ” 

PC Tom J. Johnson