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Shevelle Dynott

(1985-), Ballet dancer

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Shevelle Dynott was born in London and started dancing aged seven when he was spotted at his Brixton primary school by scouts for 'Chance to Dance', a scheme which aimed to scout talented inner city children and expand ballet's reach beyond its traditionally white middle-class base. In 1997, he was the first black child to attend the Royal Ballet School, and one of the first children to complete the 'Chance to Dance' training and be accepted on the Royal Ballet School's Junior Associates programme. Upon completing his training in 2005, Dynott joined the English National Ballet as a company artist, and has appeared in numerous productions: Alice in Wonderland as the Mock Turtle, Puss in Boots, The Nutcracker as the Mouse King and The Sleeping Beauty.

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Shevelle Dynott, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2059

Shevelle Dynott

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2059

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