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

REHEARSAL REPETITEUR Julianne Rice-Oxley

PRINCIPAL GUEST ARTISTS
Oliver Speers, Mark Biocca

ARTISTS
Rupert Bond
Brenden Bratulic
Samantha Camejo
Claire Corruble
Philip Tunstall
Ann Wall
Steven Wheeler

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

DIRECTOR

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.