The Association’s website is a highly valued site for information about the Association and the Royal Ballet Companies. It was originally set up by a member, Francesca Fraser. When Francesca, who sadly died in her mid-thirties, became too ill to continue its upkeep, John Mallinson, took over. John redesigned the website and has looked after it for many years. When John informed us that he was not well, we sent an e- mail to all those who receive the newsletter electronically asking for help in maintaining the site.
John had reconstructed and maintained the site using Adobe Dreamweaver, but had indicated that it was unlikely that we would find someone to use the same software. We are extremely grateful to Mark Clarke, who has agreed to redesign the site using an easier-to-manage platform, and to Paul Pan and Yurika Yamagata, who have expressed an interest in maintaining it. Mark will provide training to them and our Chairman on using the site. The new website will be optimised for desktop, mobile and tablet, so it will look great when viewed on any device. Obviously, there will be a short period when our old site is not up to date before it is replaced by the new site. We will keep you informed.