Dame Beryl Grey

Dame Beryl Grey DBE - President 

Previous Companies

Sadler’s Wells (now Royal) Ballet (Prima Ballerina)1941-1957 

International guest ballerina including Bolshoi Ballet (first Western guest artist, 1957) and Peking Ballet (1964) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ( A Director) Birmingham Royal Ballet (A Director) English National Ballet Artistic Director 1968-1979 (then London Festival Ballet) 

Career highlight 

Danced full-length Swan Lake on 15th birthday, Giselle at 16. 

Director / Producer of 

Swan Lake, London Festival Ballet 1971; 

Giselle, Western Australian Ballet 1954-66; 

The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Swedish Ballet 1985 and 2002 

Other info 

Life President of the ISTD, Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Dance, Music Therapy Charity and British and International Federation of Festivals, Chairman of the Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund and Patron of the Critics Circle Dance Awards. Has on-going links with dance, music, design and medical organisations. She has written two books, edited one and has five honorary degrees.

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