English dancer Bennet Gartside is a Principal Character Artist of The Royal Ballet, and owner of Everybody Ballet.
Bennet has a very deep and varied repertoire with the Royal Ballet that has spanned nearly 30 years.
He trained at The Royal Ballet School from 1988 and on graduation in 1995, he joined the Company as an Artist, promoted to First Artist in 2000, Soloist in 2002, First Soloist in 2007 and Principal Character Artist in 2017.
Since joining the Company his repertoire includes Crown Prince Rudolf (Mayerling), Leontes (The Winter’s Tale), Ivan Tsarevich (The Firebird), Foreman (The Judas Tree), Mercutio, Tybalt, Lord Capulet and Friar Laurence (Romeo and Juliet), Widow Simone (La Fille mal Gardée), Hilarion (Giselle), Prince Gremin (Onegin), Lescaut, Gaoler and Monsieur G.M. (Manon), Drosselmeyer (The Nutcracker), Husband (The Concert), Escamilo (Carmen), Husband (Anastasia), Kulygen (Winter Dreams) and Dances at a Gathering, His role creations for Liam Scarlett include Von Rothbart (Swan Lake) Walter Sickert (Sweet Violets), Father (Hansel and Gretel), Quant (The Age of Anxiety), 2nd Principal Couple (Asphodel Meadows), Alphonse (Frankenstein) Of Mozart and Consolations and Liebestraum. Gamache (Don Quixote) for Carlos Acosta, Doctor (Raven Girl) for Wayne McGregor, Antigonus (The Winter’s Tale) for Christopher Wheeldon and in Twyla Tharp’s Mr Worldly Wise, Will Tuckett’s The Crucible, Cathy Marston’s Traces and Alastair Marriott’s Tanglewood and Children of Adam.