Laurretta Summerscales was born in 1991 in Surrey, Great Britain, and started her dance education at the age of three. Laurretta graduated from the English National Ballet School into the company, winning Young Dancer of the Year award in 2007, 2008 and 2009 before being promoted to first soloist in 2013 and in 2016 to principal dancer. In the season 2017/18 she joined the Bayerisches Staatsballett as a principal.
“And Laurretta Summerscales’s Wili Queen, Myrtha, is one of the most articulate, possibly the most interesting, and definitely the imperiously sexy I’ve ever seen: you never doubt for a second that this forest belongs to her”
(The Telegraph, Giselle, 2017)
“Laurretta Summerscales as Guinara was simply divine in a white tutu with her quick movements, beautiful lines, perfect pointe work and multiple pirouettes. She danced with real joy, so confident and full of emotion and with some lovely moments of humour. An absolutely stunning performance”