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Duncan Lyle


Photo: Johan Persson

Duncan Lyle was born in Melbourne, Australia and began his training at Camberwell District Ballet with Janina Ciunovas, Susan Thomson, Toivo Taves and Barbara Nimmo. In 2007, he was accepted in to the Royal Ballet School from which he graduated in 2010. With the Royal Ballet School, Duncan performed Pas de Cinq from The Sleeping Beauty on tour in Japan, Liam Scarlett’s Toccata on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Peasant Pas de Six from Giselle and Pas de Douze from Ashton’s Swan Lake. Duncan joined American Ballet Theatre in 2012.  His repertoire with the Company includes a Step-Sister in Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, Wilfred in Giselle, the Standard Bearer in The Green Table, Mother Ginger and the Russian Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, the Indian Prince in The Sleeping Beauty, Sebastian in The Tempest and soloist roles in After You, Bach Partita, The Brahms-Haydn Variations and Raymonda Divertissements, as well as roles in all of the Company’s full-length ballets. In addition to teaching for American Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, Duncan has taught for Intermezzo Dance Company, Sheer Talent Ltd., Studio Larkin, Techniques Dance Studio and The Russian Choreographic Academy. Duncan has also choreographed works for Intermezzo Dance Company, the Columbia Ballet Colaborative, the Royal Ballet School and the Russian Choreographic Academy.