Tyrone Singleton promoted to Principal in Birmingham Royal Ballet 

Tyrone trained at the Royal Ballet School and the Arts Educational School in Tring. In 2003 he began work with the Birmingham Royal Ballet director David Bently. Since joining he has danced many notable roles such as: Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Prince (The Nutcracker), Cavalier (The Sleeping Beauty), Franz (Coppelia), Prince Seigfried (Swan Lake), and Apollo (The Orpheus Suite), to name a few, and in 2013 was promoted to Principal.            





Other Happenings in 2013


  • Apr 15 Boston marathon bombings: 3 people are killed and 183 injured after two explosions
  • Jan 23 US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
  • Mar 3 A 2 year old girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured


  • Feb 15 Chelyabinsk meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russian, injuring over 1,200 people
  • Mar 11 North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice
  • Mar 14 Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People’s Republic of China
  • Jul 12 Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations and calls for worldwide access to education
  • Dec 17 Angela Merkel is elected Chancellor of Germany for a third term

Arts and Sciences

  • Jan 10 39th People’s Choice Awards: Robert Downy Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence win for Movie and Nathan Fillion and Ellen Pompeo win TV
  • Jan 13 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jessica Chastain win
  • Apr 11 Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
  • May 13 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth
  • May 16 Human stem cells are successfully cloned
  • Sep 15 38th Toronto International Film Festival: 12 Years a Slave wins the People’s Choice Award
  • Sep 22 65th Prime time Emmy Awards: Breaking Bad and Modern Family win
  • Nov 27 Frozen is released and becomes the highest-grossing animated film of all time

Human and Civil Rights

  • Apr 17 Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand


  • Jan 7 FIFA Ballon d’Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, and US forward Abby Wambach win
  • Feb 3 Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers; MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
  • Mar 25 Golfer Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking
  • May 4 Floyd Mayweather defeats Rober Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight title
  • Jun 8 French Open Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams wins her second French title
  • Jun 29 67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs; MVP: LeBron James for second straight year
  • Aug 11 Usain Bolt records best time of the year in 100m dash at World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia


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