We send congratulations to First Artist Gemma Pitchley-Gale and her husband on the birth of their daughter Evangeline Rose and to choreographer Siobhan Davies who was made a Dame in the recent Birthday Honours List. A choreographer with London Contemporary Dance Theatre before forming her own company, Siobhan created A Stranger’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 1999.
First Artist Demelza Parish has announced that she retired The Royal Ballet at the end of November 2020. We wish her well in her future as a ballet teacher and private coach and will be sending her a present from the Association to mark her 15 years with the Company.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our member Michael Hobday who died following a brain tumour on the 17th October 2020. We send our condolences to his family and friends. We will greatly miss him at our meetings, annual dinners and other Association events.