Eve Mutso (www.evemutso.com) is a freelance dancer & choreographer and former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company. Her repertory with Scottish Ballet included roles in the works of Ashton, Arias, Balanchine, Bruce, Caniparoli, Darrell, Elo, de Frutos, Forsythe, Hampson, Loosmore, MacMillan, Page, Pastor, Petronio and Pickett. In 2012 she created the leading role of Blanche in Meckler/Lopez Ochoa’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Eve was born in Tallinn, Estonia and graduated from Tallinn Ballet School in 1999, going on to join Estonian National Ballet. She returned to Tallinn in 2011 as Guest Principal to dance the title role in MacMillan’s Manon. In 2014, Eve choreographed and performed e lEven as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme. This was followed by Ink of Innocence in 2015, also part of the Fringe. In 2016, after leaving Scottish Ballet, she created Unknown, commissioned by Tramway in Glasgow and subsequently also performed at Dance Base in Edinburgh as part of the Fringe. She also choreographed and danced for a short film Death As a New Beginning (director Leighton Jones) in 2013 and in 2016 collaborated with Emma Flett for a short film A Dancer’s Journey. Eve was nominated by the Critics Circle for the 2015 National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical). She has previously been nominated for Best Female Dancer in 2005 and 2013.
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