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


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

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