Students perform at the lord mayor's appeal gala

Tonight some of our students will perform at the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Charity Gala at the Guildhall in London.

The Royal Ballet School was one of the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities for the 2014/15 Lord Mayor’s Appeal. The Gala celebrates the culmination of the appeal and is a final chance for the charities involved to raise funds, through both tickets sales and an auction at the event.

Students will perform three pieces: the pas de quatre from Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty, Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody pas de deux and recent alumnus Calvin Richardson’s Dying Swan.

This week we were honoured to welcome Sir Peter Wright CBE to coach students in his pas de quatre and Lesley Collier, who coached students in Ashton’s Rhapsody. The piece was originally created on Lesley and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Peter wright in rehearsal in the princess margaret studio at upper school

Lesley collier with students kaho and francisco.