More Nutcracker crits have been added to the site.


More Nutcracker dates have been added to the site for Gary's performances in the role of Dr Stahlbaum, The Captain and Lead Arabian.

For those unable to make see The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House, there is a live cinema screening on the 13th December, 2012 with Gary as Drosselmeyer. The Opera House website has a list of cinemas where it is being shown.


Gary's dates for The Firebird and Onegin have been added to the site, as has some new crits for Swan Lake.


Swan Lake is opening the season and for those unable to see it at the Opera House there is a live cinema broadcast on the 23rd October in which Gary will be von Rothbart.

The Opera House website has a list of cinemas where it is being shown.
Royal Ballet Swan Lake poster


BIG Smiles as Gary completed his Thames Path Challenge fundraiser for The Hunger Project UK covering 50k at quite a speed in only 8 hours and 50 mins. Joined by English National Ballet's Jane Haworth, an Ambassador for the charity, their joint 'Team Hunger' efforts have raised well over £7,000 so far. An amazing effort and a very BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has given so generously thus far! If you would still like to make a donation, their fundraising pages will remain open for the next couple of weeks. Visit www.justgiving.com/Gary-Avis-Challenge or www.justgiving.com/Jane-Thames-Challenge

Gary says "My feet are covered in blisters and my legs are still pretty stiff, but I had such a wonderful time. The atmosphere was terrific and both Jane and I really enjoyed the challenge and thank everyone for their generous financial support and for cheering us along the route and via Twitter etc. Fantastic!"

More photos of the Challenge
Gary Avis - Thames Path Challenge


Whilst Gary has been training for his Thames Path challenge, he has also been working with friends Angela Rippon and Wayne Sleep as Assistant Artistic Director & Performer for "In a class of their own." a Gala Celebration in aid of the Dance Teacher's Benevolent Fund, to be held at The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House on Sunday, October 21st, 2012. A host of big names from the world of dance and more are lined up to perform. Limited tickets available. On Sale Now! More soon. E-mail for information or to buy tickets

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Gary performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony. You can see more photos and links to videos of the performance on this page.


Some new photos have been added to the Miscellaneous Gallery and Gary's Biography, You Tube, DVDs and Schedule have been updated.


For those in London there is still a few day left to see the Monica Mason Exhibition on at ROH until 17th July 2012.

Gary's transformation into the Emperor has also been added.


Something to look forward to - more Ashton in the photo gallery and opening tonight on stage.


Gary's transformation into 'Madge' has been added to the site.


As Gary makes his debut tonight as the Emperor in 'The Prince of The Pagodas' we have added another Macmillan gallery to the site.


As La Sylphide comes back onto the ROH stage tonight we have added photos of Gary as 'Madge' to the Bintley to Howard Page.

His performance dates for 'Madge' have also been added to the schedule.


New RB photos have been added to the site on the Bintley to Howard Page, Petipa Page and Marriott to Wheeldon Page.

On the 16th of May the performance of La Fille mal Gardée will be shown live in Cinema. Please check the ROH site to see if there is a showing near you. Gary will be 'Farmer Thomas' in the production.


Gary's performance dates for La Fille mal gardée have been added to the site.

Information on 'World Hunger Day' has also been added to the front page.


Change of role for Gary on the 3rd of April in 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. He will now be 'The Duchess'.


Gary's transformation into 'The Duchess' has been added to the site as has 2 You Tube videos.


Gary's 'Alice' dates have been added to his schdeule. He makes his debut as 'The Duchess' on the 19th of March.


As Song of the Earth comes back into the rep we have added some more photos from the last time it was performed in 2007 featuring Gary with Carlos Acosta and Darcey Bussell.


Gary was honoured to win the 2011 Critics' Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Male Performance - Classical.


Some crits have been added to the site for Gary's performances as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet.