Siren is a visual journey into Royal Ballet Principal dancer Francesca Hayward’s relationship with ballet, drawing on her early experiences of the art form to create a contrastingly intimate yet voyeuristic experience for the viewer. In collaboration with choreographer Michael Montgomery and designer Simone Rocha, director Jess Kohl expertly crafts a hauntingly beautiful narrative that expresses the macabre origins of the ballets that captivated Francesca as a young child.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Director: Jess Kohl
Choreographer: Michael Montgomery
Performed by: Francesca Hayward, Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet
Executive Producer: Jackson Forsythe and Juliette Larthe
Producer: Jackson Forsythe
Costume Designer: Simone Rocha
Stylist: Robbie Spencer
Composer: Isobel Waller Bridge
DOP: Eoin McLoughlin
Make Up: Celia Burton
Production Manager: Andreja Viskovic
Additional Photography: Jed Darlington-Roberts
Steadi Cam Operator: Junior Agymen
1st AC: Tom Storey
1st AC: Louise Tse
Styling Assistant: Met Kilinc
Drone Pilot: Ibrahim Serra Mohammed
Editor: Charlie Von Rotberg
Edit Post Production: Stitch
Colourist: Alex Gregory
Producer: Diego Basualdo
Post Producer: Kirsty Oldfield
Post Production Company: Serena
Flame Colourist: Adrian Aragones
Post Production: Luis Huete, Esther Ceballos y Beatriz Descalzo
Credit Design: Jump Jirakaweekul
Filmed at the Royal Opera House, London.

In Collaboration with: Simone Rocha
Support from: Simone Rocha, Kodak, DH-PR, Royal Opera House, Prettybird, Stitch Editing, No8 London
Special thanks to: Kirsty Oldfield, Rachel Hollings, Daisy Hoppen, Juliette Larthe, Eoin McLoughlin, Marion Abramov, Ryann Foulke, Lizzie Walker, Royal Opera House, Simone Rocha, Charlie Morris

Jacob Jonas The Company
Executive Producer/Creative Director: Jacob Jonas
Producers: Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock,
Associate Producers: Joy Isabella Brown, Francisco Cruz, Steve Hackman, Emily Kikta, Rubberlegz, Anibal Sandoval, Mike Tyus, Peter Walker
Fashion Director: Christian Stroble

BAM, The Harris, The Soraya, Stanford Live, Stanford Global Studies


Genre: Dance
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Length in minutes: 3:21
YEAR: 2021