Glasgow born and trained, Eleanor Moore was one of the first students to take part in the Scottish Ballet Scholarship Scheme preceding the Associate programme, and was the first student to graduate into the company. She then worked her way up through the company under the direction of Peter Darrell to become the first Scottish Principal Dancer. During her time with the company she danced the leading roles in the company’s repertoire including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and also in Peter Darrell’s short works including Othello, Cheri and 5 Rückert Songs. Eleanor also performed leading roles in pieces choreographed by Christopher Bruce, Robert North and Jiri Kylian.
Touring extensively throughout the world, Eleanor had the opportunity to work alongside some of the greatest dancers of our time including Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. She was also privileged to have been coached by the legendary Sir Anton Dolin in his reconstruction of Pas de Quatre.
After giving up performing to raise a family, Eleanor gained many years of experience teaching full time; ballet and repertoire to students age 12 to 18 years at a vocational level. In recent years she returned to Scottish Ballet to help stage Peter Darrell’s Othello and 5 Rückert Songs.
Eleanor joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2009 at the beginning of the BA Modern Ballet degree programme as a Lecturer and is thrilled to be passing on her knowledge and experience to students training for a career in dance. She teaches classical ballet modules on the course including daily ballet class, pointe work and repertoire. During her time at RCS Eleanor has successfully completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Learning And Teaching in Higher Arts Education.