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Fonteyn Circle

The Fonteyn Circle is a philanthropic initiative for ballet lovers who would like to become more closely involved in the work of The Royal Ballet.

The group's involvement is based around Royal Ballet stage rehearsals, masterclasses and performances and offers opportunities to meet artists and staff of The Royal Ballet at receptions and other events.

Fonteyn Circle Events 2016/17

Supporters will be warmly invited to the following:

Wednesday 19 October 2016
Private stage and piano rehearsal of

Monday 31 October 2016*
A performance of Anastasia,
followed by an informal supper with The Royal Ballet

Monday 6 March 2017
In conversation with Crystal Pite

Thursday 30 March 2017
Exploring Female Roles in MacMillan with Lady MacMillan and Guests
in association with the Connoisseurs’ Series

Monday 22 May 2017
Working with Ashton
with Christopher Carr, Guest Principal Ballet Master of The Royal Ballet


This Season, the Fonteyn Circle will support Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia, which forms part of the Autumn programme.

*The cost of tickets and refreshments will be charged in addition to your donation.

The Fonteyn Circle will return in the 2017/18 Season and further information will be available in the summer. However, should you wish to speak to us, please do contact Pippa Lee on +44 (0)20 7212 9110 or We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.