People

Founder

Dame Ninette de Valois OM CH DBE

Patron

HM The Queen

President

HRH The Prince of Wales

Vice President

The Lady Sarah Chatto

Artistic Director

Christopher Powney

Ballet teachers

Upper School

Jessica Clarke* Artistic Manager

Jay Jolley*, Artistic Teacher & Programme Manager

Ballet Teachers

Anita Young*

Paul Lewis

Nicola Tranah*

Valeri Hristov*

Daria Klimentová

White Lodge

Hope Keelan, Artistic Manager

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 Site Operations
Roger Atkinson

 

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

Senior Teacher Upper School
Gail Graves

Governors

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)