Associate Director, The Royal Ballet
Born in Oxford, Jeanetta trained with June Christian, and later at The Royal Ballet School. In 1969 she joined The Royal Ballet Touring Company under John Field, and went on to dance in the New Group, formed under Peter Wright in 1970. She created roles in ballets by, among others, Jack Carter, Ronald Hynd, Joe Layton and Lynn Seymour, and was promoted to Soloist with SWRB. She was appointed Assistant Ballet Mistress in 1978 and left the company to have a family in 1979. In 1983, with fellow dancer Rashna Homji, she founded Dance Directory, an agency for freelance dancers and choreographers, which ran successfully for eight years. She left the agency to work for director and choreographer Gillian Lynne before joining The Royal Ballet as Artistic Administrator in 1990.
She was appointed Assistant Director in 2003 and Associate Director in 2009. She is a Trustee of The Frederick Ashton Foundation.