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

Jessica Clarke* Artistic Manager

Ballet Teachers

Jay Jolley*

Anita Young MBE*

Paul Lewis

Nicola Tranah*

Valeri Hristov*

Daria Klimentová

White Lodge

Hope Keelan, Artistic Manager

Senior staff

Chief Operating Officer
Pippa Adamson

Acting Academic and Pastoral Principal
Jill Tait-Harris

Assistant Principal Pastoral & Welfare
Jill Tait-Harris

Head of Training & Access
Mark Annear

Head of Development & Communications
Sarah Eliot-Cohen

Head of Site Operations
Roger Atkinson

Head of Intensive Courses & International Relations
Samira Saidi*

Compliance Officer
Jason Hughes


Senior Teacher White Lodge, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Exams Officer
Stephanie Ritchie

Senior Teacher Upper School, Head of Vocational Studies
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

Anna Birkett

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench

Tom Clementi

Dr Genevieve Davies

Sarah Dorfman

Clarissa Farr

David Fletcher

Candida Hurst-Brown

Janet Lambert

Menna McGregor

Kevin O’Hare*

Zita Saurel

Dr Stephen Spurr

Kenneth Steele

Advisory Council

David Bintley CBE*

Darcey Bussell DBE*

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)