British Ballet’s Sex Symbol

That would be Adam Cooper, who left a thriving career at the Royal Ballet to play a leather-clad stranger and a ferocious male swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – then went on to co-found the popular/populist Ballet Boyz, appear as grown Billy in Billy Elliott, and be a high-art heartthrob. About that sex symbol nusiness, he says, “It’s an act, isn’t it?”