Plucky Will Tuckett

While English ballet may “not conform to the standards some desire, there is much to be said for a system that’s inclusive, even eccentric enough to nurture a talent like Will Tuckett. By his own admission, when Tuckett graduated from the Royal Ballet School in 1988, his gangly body, sharp blue eyes and slightly cussed attitude were hardly the attributes of a future classical prince. Yet while other companies might not have given him a second glance, Tuckett was fast-tracked into Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (now the Birmingham Royal Ballet), and then the Royal.”