Meet English Youth Ballet
ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET DIRECTOR Janet Lewis MBE
ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Dominic Marshall
MARKETING / PUBLICITY MANAGER Ben Garner
DIGITAL MANAGER Emma Lister
COMPANY MANAGER Scott Butterworth
LIGHTING DESIGNER Sebastian Petit
TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER Andy Ankers
STAGE MANAGER Simon Ridgeston
SOUND MANAGER Michael O’Sullivan
RESIDENT WARDROBE MISTRESS Maria Henry
TOURING WARDROBE MISTRESS Helen Lillington
SENIOR TRUSTEE EYB REGIONAL TRUST Anthony Burke
Janet Lewis MBE
Biography copy to go here. It promises to be a traditional production but with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful but vulnerable White Swan Odette, as they compete for the affections of the Prince.
Set in Russia in at the time when the Marinsky Ballet was popular with the Tsar and the Russian nobility, Baron Von Rothbart, Director of the Russian Ballet schemes to secure Royal patronage through the marriage of his daughter Odile to the Tsar’s son. Odette is eventually betrayed in this famous ballet which leads to a tragic and dramatic end. The sets designed by Sebastian Petit depict the contrast between the beautiful Act 2 Lakeside scene and the sumptuousness of the Tsar’s Palace Gardens in Act 3. Keith Bish’s Swan costume designs spectacularly enhance this dramatically bold production.
English Youth Ballet’s professional principal dancers lead the pageantry of a large cast of up to 100 young talented regional dancers in this highly acclaimed and phenomenally successful ballet company.