Photo: Brian Slater



Dame Ninette de Valois OM CH DBE

Artistic Director

Christopher Powney


Chairman The Duchess of Wellington OBE

Vice Chair Ricki Gail Conway

Governor Emeritus The Lady Sainsbury CBE*

Suneel Bakhshi

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench

Jonathan Cope* CBE

Sarah Dorfman

Clarissa Farr

David Fletcher

Candida Hurst-Brown

Janet Lambert

Professor Margaret Maden

Menna McGregor

Kevin O’Hare*

Madeleine Plaut

Dr Stephen Spurr

Kenneth Steele

Rob Wallace

Edmund Wallis

Senior staff

Chief Operating Officer

Alan Winter

Academic and Pastoral Principal
Karen Davies

Assistant Principal Pastoral and Welfare
Jill Tait-Harris

Head of Outreach and Access
Mark Annear

Head of Development
Sarah Eliot-Cohen

Head of Finance and Administration (maternity cover)
Katherine Gardiner

Advisory Council

David Bintley CBE*

Darcey Bussell CBE*

Felicity Clark*

Sir Anthony Dowell CBE*

Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE*

Sir Peter Wright CBE*

Ballet teachers
Covent Garden

Jay Jolley* – Artistic Teacher & Programme Manager

Nicola Tranah*

Daria Klimentová

Anita Young*

Paul Lewis

White Lodge

Hope Keelan Artistic Teacher & Programme Manager – White Lodge

Kenta Kura*

Nicola Katrak*

Tania Fairbairn

Zhanat Atymtayev

Jessica Clarke*

Belinda Hatley*

Carol-Anne Millar*

* Danced with The Royal Ballet and/or Birmingham Royal Ballet (formerly Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet)