A native of England, Lydia Redpath started ballet at the early age of two. After moving to Canada, she began her pre-professional training at L’Academie de Dance Classique under the direction of Linda Marchand. At age 10, Lydia left home to embark on full-time professional training at the prestigious schools of Canada’s National Ballet and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
At 16, she was one of the youngest graduates of Winnipeg’s Professional Division. Lydia then spent two years as an aspirant with the RWB, touring and performing in ballets such as Yordanova & Menon’s The Nutcracker, Peter Wright’s Giselle, Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty, Jorden Morris’ MOA and preview performance of The Doorway. In 2012, Lydia spent the summer training with world-renowned choreographers Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson at Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City. Then, in 2013, she joined Atlanta Ballet’s Fellowship Ensemble where she performed many works, including John McFall’s The Nutcracker, Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo et Juilette, and Helen Pickett’s world-premiere of Camino Real.
Her soloist and principal roles include Bruce Wells’ Pinocchio and Snow White, Ohad Narahin’s Secus and Minus 16, and Alexander Ekman’s Cacti. This past summer she performed with Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi, directed by dear friend and mentor John Welker.