Inspirational Ballet Dancers – Steven MacRae

I first saw Steven McRae in the book Pas De Deux, published by The Royal Ballet and was instantly struck by his incredible poise, power and grace. It’s incredibly fortunate that Steven is very active on Social Media, so was able to follow his practices, travels and performances on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Steven was born and raised in Sydney and started dancing at the age of seven, after watching his elder sister in her dance classes. In 2003, Steven won a scholarship at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland and then entered the Royal Ballet School. He graduated into The Royal Ballet in 2004 and was promoted to First Artist in 2005, Soloist in 2006, First Soloist in 2008 and Principal in 2009.

In 2011 he originated the role of the Mad Hatter in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House, a fantastic ballet, with incredible choreography, dancing and music. In 2014 he originated the role of Prince Florizel in Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet The Winter’s Tale.

Steven is married to a dancer, Elizabeth Harrod, and they have one daughter, Audrey Bluebell, born in 2015, who is a star of Steven’s social media in her own right.