Robert Tewsley was born in Leicester, England and studied at the Royal Ballet School, London. In 1990, he became a member of the National Ballet of Canada where he was promoted to Soloist in 1993 and to Principal Dancer in 1994. Since then, he joined the Stuttgart Ballet (1996), the Royal Ballet (2002) and the New York City Ballet (2002) as a Principal Dancer.

Nowadays Robert Tewsley is a freelance dancer who regularly appears as a guest principal all over the world, for instance in New York, London, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Milan, Rome, Vienna, Birmingham, Toulouse, Taipei, Sydney, Chicago, Toronto, Naples and Santiago de Chile.

In 2002, Robert Tewsley was elected "Dancer of the Year" by the European Dance Magazine Dance Europe. He also appeared on television in the ARTE production Penelope, a pas de deux created for Marcia Haydée and Robert Tewsley by Christian Spuck in 2006. More recently, he participated in the NHK “Super Ballet Lesson” series, where he was filmed in the Balcony Pas de Deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, partnering Miyako Yoshida. He also taught a ballet Master Class in Prague in August 2009.

Robert Tewsley holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Arts Administration (University of Zurich, Switzerland), a B.A. (Hons) in European Studies and a Diploma in German.


Amedeo AmodioNutcracker (Prince)
Reid Anderson / Valentina SavinaGiselle (Albrecht)
Frederick AshtonA Month in the Country (Beliaev)
 Daphnis and Chloe (Daphnis)
 Les rendezvous
 Monotones II
 Scènes de Ballet
 Sylvia (Aminta)
 Symphonic Variations
 The Dream (Oberon)
George BalanchineApollon Musagète (Apollo)
 Divertimento No.15
 Four Temperaments (Melancholic, Sanguinic, Phlegmatic)
 Jewels (Emeralds)
 La Valse
 Midsummer Night’s Dream
 Nutcracker (Cavalier)
 Stravinsky Violin Concerto (2nd pas de deux)
 Symphony in C (1st and 3rd movement)
 Symphony in Three Movements
 Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2
 Theme and Variations
 Valse Fantaisie
 Vienna Waltzes (Voices of Spring)
 Western Symphony
Stephen BaynesRaymonda (Jean de Brienne)
David BintleyCyrano (Cyrano de Bergerac)
 Edward II (Edward II)
Erik BruhnCoppelia (Franz)
 La Sylphide (James)
 Swan Lake (Prince)
Paul ChalmerSleeping Beauty (Prince)
Michael CorderCinderella (Prince)
John CrankoBrouillards (Bruyères)
 Initials R.B.M.E. (R.)
 Onegin (Onegin, Lenski)
 Poème de l'Extase (Young Man)
 Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)
 Swan Lake (Prince)
 Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio)
Rolando D'AlesioCome Neve al Sole
Derek DeaneNutcracker (Prince)
Anthony DowellSwan Lake (Prince)
Mikhail FokineLes Sylphides (Poet)
William ForsytheHerman Schmerman
 In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated
 Love Songs
 the second detail
 The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Carla FracciGiselle (Albrecht)
 Raymonda (Jean de Brienne)
Celia FrancaNutcracker (Prince)
Nanette GlushakSleeping Beauty (Prince)
Jean Grand-MaîtreFrames of Mind
Victor GsovskyGrand Pas Classique
Marcia HaydéeSleeping Beauty (Prince)
Ronald HyndThe merry widow (Camille)
Viatcheslav KhomyakovLe Corsaire (Conrad)
James KudelkaMusings
 Nutcracker (Prince)
Jiří KyliánDream and Dances
 Forgotten Land
 Soldier's Mass
Kenneth MacMillanConcerto Pas de Deux
 Elite Syncopations (Shy couple man)
 Manon (Des Grieux, Lescaut)
 Mayerling (Rudolph)
 Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)
 Song of the Earth (Messenger)
 The invitation (Husband)
Asami MakiLady of the Camellias (Armand)
 Nutcracker (Prince)
 Raymonda (Abderam)
Peter MartinsJeu de Cartes
 Symphonic Dances
Ivan NagySwan Lake (Prince)
John NeumeierLady of the Camellias (Armand)
 Sleeping Beauty (Pas de Deux)
Rudolf NureyevCinderella (Prince)
 Sleeping Beauty (Prince)
Roland PetitCarmen (Don José)
 La Chauve-Souris (Johann)
Jerome RobbinsAfternoon of a Faun
 Glass Pieces
 In the Night
 The Four Seasons (Summer)
Galina SamsovaPaquita Third Act (Lucien D'Hervilly)
Ben StevensonCinderella (Prince)
Paul TaylorCompany B
Glen TetleyAlice (White Rabbit)
 La Ronde (Poet)
 Pierrot Lunaire (Pierrot)
 Sacre du Printemps
Anthony TudorThe leaves are fading
Hans van Manen5 Tangos
Peter WrightGiselle (Albrecht)

Created Roles

John AlleyneInterrogating Slam (1991)
Mauro BigonzettiKazimir’s Colours (1996)
David BintleyLandschaft und Erinnerung (1997)
Boris EifmanMusagète (George Balanchine, 2004)
Jean Grand-MaîtreExilium (1997)
James KudelkaSpring Awakening (Melchior, 1995)
 The Actress (1994)
 Vittoria Pas de Deux (1993)
Douglas LeeSiren Sounding (2001)
 Curtain of Hands (1999)
Wayne MacGregorDido und Aeneas (2006)
Peter MartinsTodo Buenos Aires (2000)
Matjash MrozewskiThree French Words (1995)
John NeumeierHello (extended version, 1997)
 Now and Then (1993)
Kevin O'DayDreamdeepdown (2001)
Christian SpuckSugar, Sugar (2002)
 Carlotta’s Portrait (2001)
 Das siebte Blau (1999)
 Dos Amores (1999)
 Le Grand Pas de Deux (1999)
 Amores 1 (1998)
Glen TetleyOracle (1994)
Pascal TouzeauJupiter (1999)