Grace Horne

The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire Grace-Horne

Grace was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire. At the age of 8 she joined the Royal Ballet Schools Junior Associate programme, as a weekly student for 3 years. At 11 years old, she gained a place at the Royal Ballet School, where she studied for a further 8 years at the Lower and Upper Schools.

Niall McMahon (former dancer of Scottish Ballet also intermittently coached Grace from the age of 10. She was a semi-finalist of the Young British Dancer of the Year in 2012, and a Finalist in 2013 and 2014. As a student, she danced with The Royal Ballet Company in productions of: Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Peter and the Wolf, Firebird and Manon.

During her graduate year she was given the opportunity to dance with Scottish Ballet during their tour of Peter Darrells, The Nutcracker. Upon graduating from the Royal Ballet School she joined Scottish Ballet, where she danced in Christopher Hampsons Cinderella and David Dawsons Swan Lake.