Dame Ninette de Valois OM CH DBE


HM The Queen


HRH The Prince of Wales

Vice President

The Lady Sarah Chatto

Artistic Director

Christopher Powney

Ballet teachers

Upper School

Jay Jolley*, Artistic Teacher & Programme Manager

Jessica Clarke*

Nicola Tranah*

Daria Klimentová

Anita Young*

Paul Lewis

Rodolfo Castellanos

White Lodge

Hope Keelan, Artistic Teacher & Programme Manager

Kenta Kura*

Nicola Katrak*

Tania Fairbairn

Zhanat Atymtayev

Belinda Hatley*

Carol-Anne Millar* (maternity leave)

Rebecca Howell (maternity leave cover)


Senior staff

Chief Operating Officer
Pippa Adamson

Academic and Pastoral Principal
Karen Davies

Assistant Principal Pastoral and Welfare
Jill Tait-Harris

Head of Outreach and Access
Mark Annear

Head of Development & Communications
Sarah Eliot-Cohen

Head of Finance and Administration
Katherine Gardiner

Head of Site Operations

Roger Atkinson


Senior Teacher White Lodge, Head of French, Exams Officer
Stephanie Ritchie

Senior Teacher Upper School
Gail Graves


Chairman The Duchess of Wellington OBE

Deputy Chair Ricki Gail Conway

Deputy Chair Madeleine Plaut

Governor Emeritus The Lady Sainsbury CBE*

Suneel Bakhshi

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench

Sarah Dorfman

Clarissa Farr

David Fletcher

Candida Hurst-Brown

Janet Lambert

Nancy Marks

Menna McGregor

Kevin O’Hare*

Zita Saurel

Dr Stephen Spurr

Kenneth Steele

Advisory Council

David Bintley CBE*

Darcey Bussell CBE*

Felicity Clark*

Sir Anthony Dowell CBE*

Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE*

Sir Peter Wright CBE*

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