Paige Bestington

Paige Elizabeth Bestington is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom. She started ballet at the age of 2 and joined Elmhurst school for dance (in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet) at the age of 11 for five years. Paige then went on to English National Ballet before taking up private coaching from Simon and Lynsey Kidd (Moorland Ballet) in Clithero UK for two years. Paige has succeeded in a lot of prestigious competitions gaining scholarships and awards throughout Europe for the majority of her school time.

Upon graduation, she began her professional career in Copenhagen before moving to Russia to dance at the Mariinsky theatre (Primorsky Stage) and The Mikhailovsky theatre. She has also been part of two major tours with the Mariinsky theatre (Primorsky Stage) where she danced a variety of classical and Neo-classical roles ranging from corps de ballet repertoire to soloist repertoire. Paige has also been a guest performer for other dance companies all over the world. Her favourite piece to dance so far in her career has been Serenade by George Balanchine (Mariinsky theatre 2017). 

Roles – Swan Lake (waltz girls, swans, Spanish dance, Hungarian, and Neapolitan dance), Nutcracker – (Clara, parents, snowflakes, flowers), The Sleeping Beauty (corps de ballet), Le Corsaire (soloist pirate couple and dream scene), La Bayadere (shades), Cinderella (stars), La Fille mal Gardee (peasants), Serenade, Bolero, Firebird (monsters and lovers couples), Giselle (peasant girls, friends and willis), Birthday Offering (3rd female variation), Esmeralda (gypsy girls), Raymonda (corps de ballet couples), Mariinsky’s Bambi and Bambi in the Jungle (3 soloist girls and fireflies), Les Sylphide (corps de ballet sylphs) and Laurencia (corps girls).