A former character dancer
of Ballet Philippines (Nestor Jardin) and a former ambassador (Isabel Caro Wilson) held the post during Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's term.
Roman Zhurbin, a soloist at American Ballet Theatre, is one of these artists--a truly great character dancer
After training at the Royal Ballet School he made his name as a character dancer
but also turned his talents towards choreography and spent a number of years with the Royal Ballet before returning to his roots in Birmingham.
The 51-year-old creator of such diverse works as Hobson's Choice, The Snow Queen and The Nutcracker Sweeties, has always been a fan of the traditionally British storytelling style of ballet, from his early days as a character dancer
, through his choreography and directorship.
Last week they saw John's character Dancer
get his comeuppance from 'the Mammy' after he fell out of favour with the crime boss.
They follow a dancer from his first appearance as a child to his mature years as a character dancer
David joined Saddler's Wells Royal Ballet (now Birmingham Royal Ballet) in 1976 and quickly proved himself as an outstanding character dancer
Then Miss Fokine decided to take a chance on my promise as a character dancer
and cast me as Mother Ginger.
Mr Bintley joined Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet (now Birmingham Royal Ballet) in 1976 as a character dancer
and has jetted up the ranks to become resident choreographer in 1982 before being appointed artistic director in 1995.
Alberto Alonso, who became an accomplished character dancer
with de Basil, began ballet lessons in Havana in his late teens and was accepted into the colonel's company after only two years of training.
A born character dancer
, he also mastered a varied repertoire that included princely and abstract roles and created parts for choreographers from Kylian to Ratmansky.
Only a few awkward closeups mar the exceptional performances of Giselle (coltish Nadia Nerina), Albrecht (Nikolai Fadeyechev, on loan from the Bolshoi), and the Hilarion of the great Danish character dancer
Niels Bjorn Larsen.