Aaron Robison, Soloist
Institut Del Teatre, Barcelona
The Royal Ballet School, London
Joined the Company
Promoted to First Soloist
That's impossible for me to choose one, as there are so many ballets that move me in different ways, physically and emotionally.
Aaron Robison was born in Coventry, England, but brought up in Barcelona. He trained with La Compania Juvenil de Ballet de Catlunya, at the Conservatorio de Barcelona and at the Royal Ballet School. In 2004, Mr. Robison received a number of prestigious awards including: Young British Dancer of the Year; gold medal in the Seoul International Ballet Competition; and the Encouragement award at the Prix de Lausanne. In October 2012, Mr. Robison was selected by Dance Europe magazine as one of the top 100 dancers of the 2011-12 season.
He joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2004 and was promoted to first artist in 2008. In 2010, he joined the Corella Ballet as a soloist and was promoted to principal in 2011. Mr. Robison joined Houston Ballet as a soloist in 2012.
He has performed roles in many contemporary and classical works including: Peter Wright's Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty; Sir Frederick Ashton's The Two Pigeons; George Balanchine's Who Cares, Agon, Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations, Serenade; David Bintley's E=MC2, Cyrano, Take Five, Still Life at the Penguin Cafe, Hobson's Choice, and The Shakespeare Suite; John Cranko's Card Game, Brouillards, and Pineapple Poll; Stanton Welch's Clear, Powder, Ninette De Valois, and Checkmate; Kenneth Mac Millan's Romeo and Juliet and Elite Syncopations; Hans van Manen's Twilight and Grosse Fugue; Clark Tippet's Bruch Violin; Rudolf Nureyev's Raymonda; Christopher Wheeldon's DVG and For Four; Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, and Ninette de Valois's Checkmate. Garry Stewart created the principal couple role in Centre and it's Opposite for Mr. Robison, and David Bintley created the roles for him in Take Five and E=mc2.
Since joining Houston Ballet, Mr. Robison has been featured in Stanton Welch's Of Blessed Memory and Maninyas (Purple Couple); Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker (Prince, Mirliton Man, and Gopak); Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow (Kromov); Twyla Tharp's The Brahms-Haydn Variations; David Bintley's Aladdin (Rubies and Emeralds); George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic); William Forsythe's In the middle, somewhat elevated (Laurent); Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort; Stanton Welch's Swan Lake (Prince). Mr. Robison was also created on in premieres such as Stanton Welch's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Tuba) in March 2014, after Marius Petipa's Paquita (Principal Male) in December 2013; and James Kudelka's Passion in September 2013.
Headshot by Jaime Lagdameo