Max Westwell was born in London Brixton, and began dancing at the age of three. His formal dance training began at the age of ten at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Max joined English National Ballet in 2004 where he was promoted to soloist. He stayed with the company for twelve years leaving in 2016 to play Alternate Jerry Mulligan in the Original West End Cast of An American in Paris. More recently he has just completed an 18 month tour around the world playing the Swan/Stranger in Matthew Bourns swan lake.
During his twelve years with the company, Max has danced a variety of leading classical roles. Some of the highlights including: Romeo in Nureyev’s, Romeo and Juliet, Prince in Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker, Hans Van Manens Trois Gnossiennes, Jiri Kylians Petite Mort, John Neumeier’s Spring and Fall, Principal couple with Tamara Rojo, Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land, McMillan’s Manon: the role of Lescaut, Diago in Annabelle Lopez Ochoas Frida. Akram Khans Giselle.
Screen Appearances: Max appeared as the Flower Cavalier, in Disney feature film ‘The Nutcracker And The Four Realms’
Was featured as a main focus in ‘Agony and Ecstasy’, part two. A BBC 4 documentary
Appeared on ‘Harry Hill’ and on ‘This Morning’ in Association with the show
Men Y Men, in 3D filmed for Sky Arts 3D
Ballet Rocks, the first HD dance piece for promotion of Sky TV
Choreographed and performed in the music video for the band Money. Directed by Cillian Murphy
Choreographed and performed in Kelli-Leighs ‘Cant Dance’ Music video
Max Westwell NYB Ambassador