The Sleeping Beauty. Garland waltz, Act I. The Royal Ballet. 2011. ©ROH/Johan Persson
The Sleeping Beauty. Garland waltz, Act I. The Royal Ballet. 2011. ©ROH/Johan Persson

Governors of the Royal Ballet Companies

In 1956 Queen Elizabeth II granted the then Sadler’s Wells Ballet, Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet and Sadler’s Wells School a Royal Charter, and they became respectively The Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School. Under the Charter a body of Governors was set up whose ultimate duty it is to safeguard the future of the Company (now The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet) and School and to be the custodians of the traditions established by Dame Ninette de Valois in the formation of the Company and School in 1931.

Chairman

Dame Jenny Abramsky DBE

Honorary Secretary

Peter Wilson

  • Leanne Benjamin AM OBE
  • Sir Matthew Bourne OBE
  • Hilary S Carty BMA CCMI
  • The Lady Deighton
  • Stephen Jefferies
  • Jeanetta Laurence OBE
  • Sir David Normington GCB
  • Christopher Nourse
  • Dame Sue Owen DCB
  • Derek Purnell
  • Ian Taylor
  • The Duchess of Wellington OBE
  • Monica Zamora